Assisted Suicide: A Decision-Making Guide for Health Professionals

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9780787908737: Assisted Suicide: A Decision-Making Guide for Health Professionals

How should you respond when your patient asks for aid in dying?

This groundbreaking book is a much needed guide to the difficult and complex issue of assisted dying. Written with compassion and understanding, this is the first work to offer physicians and mental health professionals specific, concrete guidelines on counseling and assisting patients who are considering suicide. Based on his extensive experience with hundreds of patients, Stephen Jamison provides a balanced, well reasoned approach to this morally difficult situation. He leads you through the decision making process in a step-by-step manner, and provides a range of options, guidelines, and tools to help you.

This book provides you with a thoughtful and compassionate understanding as you
* become aware of the range of ethical, emotional, and practical concerns surrounding assisted dying
* understand more clearly your own thoughts and feelings about death and dying, and feel more comfortable with your own position regarding assisted dying
* comprehAnd more precisely the actual meaning of a patient's expressed desire to die
Filled with suggestions, criteria, and techniques, Assisted Suicide will prove to be an invaluable aid when discussing this difficult issue with incurable and terminal patients, and their families and friAnds.

The Author

Stephen Jamison is president of the Mental Health Association of Marin County. He lives in Mill Valley, California.

Contents

1. The Ethical Debate

2. When a Patient Says I Want to Die
3. Responding to Requests for Help

4. Understanding Family Dynamics

5. Working Through the Choices

6. The Final Decision

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Caregivers have always been confronted with patients seeking aid in dying, but now more than ever--with assisted suicide no longer a taboo topic--physicians and mental health professionals need a guide on how to approach this difficult and complex subject. Written in a clear and compassionate style, this is the first work to offer specific, concrete guidelines on counseling and assisting patients who are considering suicide.Based on his extensive experience with hundreds of patients, Stephen Jamison provides a balanced, well-reasoned approach to this morally difficult situation. He leads readers through the decision-making process in a step-by-step manner, and provides a range of helpful options, guidelines, and tools.This book helps physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists, hospice workers, nurses, and other caregivers to:** ComprehAnd more precisely the actual meaning of a patient's expressed desire to die** Become aware of the range of ethical, emotional, and practical concerns surrounding assisted dying** Consider the influence of the family?both positive and negative?on the patient requesting aid in dying** Understand more clearly their own thoughts and feelings about death and dying, and feel more comfortable with their own position regarding assisted dying** Make an informed professional decision about what is the most appropriate action to take, if anyFilled with timely suggestions, examples, and techniques, Assisted Suicide will be an invaluable aid when discussing this difficult issue with incurable and terminal patients, their families, and their friAnds.

From the Back Cover:

How should you respond when your patient asks for aid in dying?Regardless of the current legal status of assisted suicide, physicians and mental health professionals everywhere are being confronted by this difficult situation. This timely and important work guides caregivers through the complicated moral questions that arise when approached by a patient seeking aid in dying. Written in a clear and compassionate style, Assisted Suicide helps professionals work through the numerous factors involved in the complex decision-making process.

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