Journal title TERAPIA FAMILIARE
Author/s Marco Vannotti
Publishing Year 2011 Issue 2010/94 Language Italian
Pages 22 P. 203-224 File size 1135 KB
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Depression is frequent in the elderly and it is worth being considered in the light of contemporary thinking on dying. In Switzerland, changes in thinking have led to tolerance of assisted suicide. To allow the subject access to death in order to end pain and suffering - such is the paradox of assistance to suicide as practised in Switzerland. The impact on families and healthcare workers, of easy access to suicide, might be traumatic. As therapists, what ethically acceptable point of view must we assume when confronted with such situations?
Keywords: Depression, ill elderly, assisted suicide, impact on families, therapist, ethics
Marco Vannotti, Il suicidio nell’anziano malato. Dilemmi etici in "TERAPIA FAMILIARE" 94/2010, pp 203-224, DOI: 10.3280/TF2010-094014