Tag: suicide

Opinion: Hospice Care Versus Physician-Assisted Suicide

Hospice care is not about killing patients. Physician-assisted suicide is about killing patients. Hospice care is defined as a program for individuals diagnosed by 2 physicians, with 6 months or less to live, should the disease run its current course.1 Hospice care gives support to that individual with a focus…

Suicide Prevention

Suicide takes the lives of thousands of people worldwide, leaving behind an aftermath of confusion and grief. Suicide is one of the top 20 causes of mortality.1 Worldwide, more deaths have occurred by suicide than by homicide and war combined.2 Over the last 100 years,…

Suicide Risk Assessment

Suicide often is viewed as a death without purpose, a selfish means of escape. But in reality, people who commit suicide might see death as a solution for ending long-term emotional pain and suffering. No specific patient stereotype nor single risk factor can be…

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