Sidney Bloch and David Heyd

in Psychiatric Ethics

Fourth edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print January 2009 | ISBN: 9780199234318
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191754548 | DOI:

Series: International Perspectives in Philosophy & Psychiatry


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Chapter 13 discusses the ethics of suicide that revolve around the justification of an intervention policy: general prevention of potential suicidal acts and applying life-saving measures to people who have made attempts on their lives, as well as the role in certain jurisdictions of assisting someone to suicide in special circumstances.

Chapter.  11139 words. 

Subjects: Psychiatry

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