Year: 1989 Source: Paragon House: New York, 1989. p.277-283 SIEC No: 20021427

The author begins this chapter by addressing the current definition of suicide which he considers as not fully encompassing for such cases as treatment refusal or sacrificial death. Three aspects of these situation need to be distinguished if such acts are to fall within the definition of suicide: Whether the death is intended by the agent, whether an active means to death is selected, & whether a nonfatal condition is present. (3 notes)