A groundbreaking book about suicide.
In this new edition of his acclaimed work, Dr. Herbert Hendin casts new light on the problem of suicide, offering what he calls a "psychosocial perspective." Demonstrating that treatment of seriously suicidal people is possible, he also shows how our social policy toward suicide is marked by misconception. He evaluates the "right-to-die" movement, and in a comprehensive new chapter he presents a powerful portrait of euthanasia and assisted suicide in the Netherlands. Interviews with the leading practitioners and proponents are included. This book has much to say not only about how we die but also about how we choose to live.
About the Author
Herbert Hendin, M.D., is executive director of the American Suicide Foundation and professor of psychiatry at New York Medical College. He lives in New York.
Physician-assisted suicide is not an easy, open-and-closed subject. Herbert Hendin has produced a remarkable document about the experience of the Netherlands. If you have not read it, you owe it to yourself to do so.
— Dr. C. Everett Koop