Assisted suicide, depression, and the right to die.

  title={Assisted suicide, depression, and the right to die.},
  author={Barry Rosenfeld},
  journal={Psychology, public policy, and law : an official law review of the University of Arizona College of Law and the University of Miami School of Law},
  volume={6 2},
  • Barry Rosenfeld
  • Published 2000 in
    Psychology, public policy, and law : an official…
The debate surrounding the legalization of assisted suicide continues despite a limited body of empirical research. Relatively few studies have addressed interest in assisted suicide or the desire for hastened death (rather than approval of legislation) among medically ill patients, and this literature is plagued by methodological limitations. In general, this research has demonstrated a significant association between depression and desire for death; however, the magnitude of this association… CONTINUE READING
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