Knowing when to say goodbye: Final Exit and suicide in the elderly.

@article{Lerner1995KnowingWT,
  title={Knowing when to say goodbye: Final Exit and suicide in the elderly.},
  author={Barron H. Lerner},
  journal={Suicide & life-threatening behavior},
  year={1995},
  volume={25 4},
  pages={508-12; discussion 513-8}
}
The publication of Derek Humphry's Final Exist in 1991 caused a large uproar. Although designed as a suicide manual for terminally ill persons, there has been considerable fear that the book's methods might be used by others, such as nonterminal elderly individuals who have made a "rational" decision to end their lives. This piece, a short story about an… CONTINUE READING