Year: 2006 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.36, no.5, (October 2006), p.519-532 SIEC No: 20070431

This 2005 Louis I. Dublin Award Address explores some of the basic difficulties & controversies inherent in the development & universal acceptance of a nomenclature for suicidology. Highlighted are some of the unresolved challenges with agreeing upon a mutually exclusive set of terms to describe suicidal thoughts, intentions, motivations, & self-destructive behaviours. (59 refs.)