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Rational Suicide, Irrational Laws: Examining Current Approaches to Suicide in Policy and Law

Susan Stefan
Format
EBook; Book; Online
Published
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2016.
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Series
American Psychology-Law Society Series
ISBN
9780190497217
Summary
This text is for policymakers, lawyers, doctors, mental health professionals, hospice workers, and for anyone who has thought about suicide or has lost someone to suicide. Based on surveys and interviews of more than 300 suicide attempt survivors, doctors, lawyers, and mental health professionals, it painstakingly exposes the irrationality of current policies and laws about suicide, including assisted suicide. The author suggests specific reforms, including increased protection of mental health professionals from liability, increased protection of suicidal people from coercive interventions, reframing medical involvement in assisted suicide, encouraging universities to stop forcing suicidal students to leave, and focusing on approaches to suicidal people that have helped them rather than assuming suicidality is always a symptom of an underlying mental illness.
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1 online resource.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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