The Resource Rational suicide, irrational laws : examining current approaches to suicide in policy and law, Susan Stefan

Rational suicide, irrational laws : examining current approaches to suicide in policy and law, Susan Stefan

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Rational suicide, irrational laws : examining current approaches to suicide in policy and law
Title
Rational suicide, irrational laws
Title remainder
examining current approaches to suicide in policy and law
Statement of responsibility
Susan Stefan
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Rational Suicide, Irrational Laws argues that laws aimed at preventing suicide and laws aimed at facilitating it co-exist because they are based on two radically disparate conceptions of the would-be suicide. This is the first book that unifies policies and laws toward people who want to end their lives"--
  • "When should we try to prevent suicide? Should it be facilitated for some people, in some circumstances? For the last forty years, law and policy on suicide have followed two separate and distinct tracks: laws aimed at preventing suicide and, increasingly, laws aimed at facilitating it. In Rational Suicide, Irrational Laws legal scholar Susan Stefan argues that these laws co-exist because they are based on two radically disparate conceptions of the would-be suicide. This is the first book that unifies policies and laws, including constitutional law, criminal law, malpractice law, and civil commitment law, toward people who want to end their lives. Based on the author's expert understanding of mental health and legal systems, analysis of related national and international laws and policy, and surveys and interviews with more than 300 suicide-attempt survivors, doctors, lawyers, and mental health professionals, Rational Suicide, Irrational Laws exposes the counterproductive nature of current policies and laws about suicide. Stefan proposes and defends 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, and focusing on approaches to suicidal people that help them rather than assuming suicidality is always a symptom of mental illness. Stefan compares policies and laws in different states in the U.S. and examines the policies and laws of other countries in Europe, Asia, and the Americas, including the 2015 legalization of assisted suicide in Canada. The book includes model statutes, seven in-depth studies of people whose cases presented profound ethical, legal, and policy dilemmas, and over a thousand cases interpreting rights and responsibilities relating to suicide, especially in the area of psychiatric malpractice"--
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  • Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
362.28/5610973
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6548.U5
LC item number
S74 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
American psychology-law society series
Label
Rational suicide, irrational laws : examining current approaches to suicide in policy and law, Susan Stefan
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Series; Rational Suicide, Irrational€Laws; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Series Foreword; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. "Sane" and "Insane" Suicide:€The Law of Competence; 2. The Right to Die, Involuntary Commitment, and the Constitution; 3. Assisted Suicide in the States; 4. International Perspectives in Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia; 5. Assisted Suicide and the Medical Profession; 6. Mental Health Professionals and Suicide; 7. Types of Suicide; 8. Discrimination on the Basis of Suicidality; 9. Prevention and Treatment:€Policy and Legal Barriers
  • 10. Conclusion:€People with Psychiatric Diagnoses and Assisted SuicideAppendix A: Model Statutes; Appendix B: Survey of People Who Have Attempted Suicide; 1. Survey:€Experiences with Suicide; 2. Final Results of Survey; Table of Cases; Bibliography; Index
Control code
ocn935676651
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780190497217
Lccn
2016002720
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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.b37536655
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)935676651
  • oso0190497211

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