Journals Higher Education



Published: 24 March 2016

584 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199981199

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Rational Suicide, Irrational Laws

Examining Current Approaches to Suicide in Policy and Law

Susan Stefan

American Psychology-Law Society Series

  • The only book about suicide that covers legal issues relating to suicide in constitutional law, tort law, malpractice law, anti-discrimination law, education law, insurance law, trusts and estates, and other areas
  • Based on over 300 interviews and surveys of people who have made serious suicide attempts, suicidologists, family members, lawyers, physicians, and psychiatrists
  • The only book to propose a "unified field theory" on law and policy relating to suicide that covers both assisted suicide and suicide prevention
  • Includes a set of model statutes embodying some of the proposed reforms and recommendations for advocates to take to their legislators

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