Year: 1999 Source: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, v.60, suppl.2 (1999), p.51-52 SIEC No: 20030609

This article is a transcribed conversation between several physicians about the legalization of physician-assisted suicide. Dr. Kevorkian, Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act, & the legalization of assisted suicide in The Netherlands are discussed. Information relating to risk factors for suicide in adolescents is provided, including difficulties in relationships & heavy drinking. The efficacy of suicide screening tools is scrutinized. Prevention strategies, such as stigmatizing suicide attempts, are included. (SC)