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Should all patients who attempt suicide be treated?

Abstract:
Some patients who attempt suicide refuse treatment. These patients are invariably treated if brought to hospital. There are several reasons for this. These reasons justify the treatment of many of these patients, but not all. Some patients who attempt suicide ought to be allowed to die. My argument for this claim turns on judging some patients who attempt suicide to be sufficiently competent and rational be allowed to die.

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, HUM, Philosophy, Philosophy Postholders
Role:
Author
Journal:
Monash bioethics review
Volume:
14
Issue:
4
Pages:
33-40
Publication date:
1995-10-05
EISSN:
1836-6716
ISSN:
1321-2753
URN:
uuid:9548e71a-796f-493a-8a5b-88a8d6568162
Source identifiers:
192732
Local pid:
pubs:192732

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