The authors examine physician-assisted suicide in the light of what is known about suicide and terminal illness, exploring the potential for abuse if legalization occurs.
The elderly, those frightened by illness, and the depressed of all ages would be potential victims.
The authors discuss the cases that have received public attention as illustrative of these abuses.
Mots-clés Pascal : Législation, Etude critique, Homme, Etude cas, Etat dépressif, Trouble humeur, Suicide assisté, Idée suicide
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Legislation, Critical study, Human, Case study, Depression, Mood disorder, Suicide ideation
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0178309
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 199406.