The psychiatric literature on physician-assisted suicide is scant and almost universally opposed to legalization.
This opposition stems from the traditional perspective of suicide as a symptom of mental illness and the tendency of psychiatrists to extend their view of suicide in the medically well to the terminally ill.
This article examines the basis for and validity of this opposition and makes recommendations about the role of the psychiatrist in physician-assisted suicide.
Mots-clés Pascal : Relation thérapeutique, Interaction sociale, Psychiatre, Ethique, Responsabilité professionnelle, Médecin, Rôle thérapeutique, Homme, Article synthèse, Suicide assisté
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Therapeutic relation, Social interaction, Psychiatrist, Ethics, Occupational responsibility, Physician, Therapeutic role, Human, Review, Assisted suicide
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0410124
Code Inist : 002B18H04. Création : 10/04/1997.