Suicide and Self-starvation

  title={Suicide and Self-starvation},
  author={Terence M. O'Keeffe},
  pages={349 - 363}
A puzzle has been presented in the recent past in Northern Ireland: what is the correct description of the person who dies as a result of a hungerstrike? For many the simple answer is that such a person commits suicide, in that his is surely a case of ‘self-inflicted death’. Where then is the puzzle? It is that a number of people do not see such deaths as suicides. I am not here referring to political propagandists or paramilitaries, for whom the correct description of such deaths is ‘murder by… 

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  • P. Reed
  • Medicine, Psychology
    Theoretical medicine and bioethics
  • 2019
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