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Titre du document / Document title

Ethical, legal, and practical issues in the control and regulation of suicide promotion and assistance over the internet

Auteur(s) / Author(s)

MISHARA Brian L. (1 2) ; WEISSTUB David N. (3) ;

Affiliation(s) du ou des auteurs / Author(s) Affiliation(s)

(1) Centre for Research and Intervention on Suicide and Euthanasia, University of Quebec at Montreal, CANADA
(2) Department of Psychology, University of Quebec at Montreal, CANADA
(3) Legal Psychiatry and Biomedical Ethics at the University of Montreal, CANADA

Résumé / Abstract

The promotion of suicide and description of suicide methods on the Internet have led to widespread concern that legal control is mandated. Apart from value concerns pertaining to attitudes about suicide, the guarantee of freedom of expression presents a serious challenge to the introduction of restrictive laws. Recent developments in Australia and Europe are presented, noting jurisdictional complexity as an obstacle to effective application. Finally, scientific data of an epidemiological nature are revealed to be insufficient to warrant making causal assertions about the Internet and its relation to suicidal acts, including those of vulnerable populations. Recommendations are made with respect to public education, suicide prevention, and future research.

Revue / Journal Title

Suicide & life-threatening behavior    ISSN  0363-0234   CODEN SLBEDP 

Source / Source

2007, vol. 37, no1, pp. 58-65 [8 page(s) (article)] (1 p.)

Langue / Language

Anglais

Editeur / Publisher

Guilford, New York, NY, ETATS-UNIS  (1976) (Revue)

Mots-clés anglais / English Keywords

Internet

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Suicide

;

Ethics

;

Mots-clés français / French Keywords

Internet

;

Suicide

;

Ethique

;

Mots-clés espagnols / Spanish Keywords

Internet

;

Suicidio

;

Etica

;

Localisation / Location

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 15483, 35400014571203.0060

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