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Suicide

Author: Paul G Connors
Publisher: Detroit : Greenhaven Press : Thomson/Gale, ©2007.
Series: Current controversies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of controversial essays that debate the issues of suicide including whether or not suicide is immoral, what causes some to consider suicide, physician-assisted suicide, and how suicide can be prevented.
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Genre/Form: Young adult nonfiction
Aufsatzsammlung
Literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul G Connors
ISBN: 9780737724882 0737724889 9780737724899 0737724897
OCLC Number: 80019924
Description: 236 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part I. Is suicide immoral? --
Yes : suicide is immoral --
Palestinian suicide bombers are immoral / Robert Tracinksi --
Christians believe in the sanctity of life / Christianity Today --
Voluntary stopping of eating and drinking raises moral issues for doctors / Lynn A. Jansen --
No : suicide is not immoral --
Suicide bombers are moral martyrs / Margaret P. Battin --
Individual rights come before religion / Thomas A. Bowden --
Catholic morality allows withholding artificial nutrition and hydration / James F. Drane --
Part II. What are the causes of suicide? --
Attempted suicide can be a lucrative economic decision / Charles Duhigg --
Gun availability can lead to suicide / David Hemenway --
Social stigma surrounding mental illness contributes to suicides among black professionals / Keisha Gaye Anderson --
Suicide can be a fad among teenagers / Vanessa Grigoriadis --
Suicide by pesticides is common in developing countries / David Gunnell, Michael Eddleston --
Many women suicide bombers are sexual abuse victims / Mia Bloom --
Antidepressants can result in suicide / Angela Bischoff --
Part III. Should physicians help terminally ill patients commit suicide? --
Yes : the terminally ill have a right to physician-assisted suicide --
All lives do not have equal worth / Eric Cohen, Leon R. Kass --
Phrase "culture of life" is meaningless / Anna Quindlen --
Legality of Oregon's physician-assisted suicide law is a victory for patients and doctors / Mark Taylor --
No : physicians should not help terminally ill patients commit suicide --
Democrats have become the party of euthanasia / Ramesh Ponnuru --
Right-to-die movement supports death on demand / Wesley J. Smith --
Lives of the disabled are worth living / Ron Amundson, Gayle Taira --
Part IV. How can suicide be prevented? --
Youth suicide among Native Americans can be reduced with more federal help / Cynthia Lindquist-Mala --
Suicide is preventable if treated as a public health problem / Christopher Conte --
Classroom discussion can help identify adolescents who are suicidal / Douglas Fisher --
Suicide rates of sexual minorities need to be fully researched / Ric Kasini Kadour --
TeenScreen is an effective teen suicide prevention program / Arline Kaplan --
Collegiate suicide prevention programs may increase the number of suicides / Thomas Szasz.
Series Title: Current controversies.
Responsibility: Paul Connors, book editor.
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A collection of controversial essays that debate the issues of suicide including whether or not suicide is immoral, what causes some to consider suicide, physician-assisted suicide, and how suicide can be prevented.

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