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7. Suicide and euthanasia

7. Suicide and euthanasia  

Damien Keown

in Buddhist Ethics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2005
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775994
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804570.003.0007
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780192804570
7. Suicide and euthanasia Abstract The issue of suicide is problematic for Buddhists. It is a common belief that suicide is permitted in Buddhism. ‘Suicide and euthanasia’ argues that in Buddhism, the human lifespan is a destiny determined by karma. To shorten a life artificially with suicide or euthanasia is seen by many Buddhists as tampering with destiny. It seems that rather than support the movement for euthanasia, most Buddhists would rather support the hospice movement. Buddhism has a great openness about death and encourages its followers to meditate and prepare for it in a number of ways. The Buddha
6. Reflections on ageing and future directions

6. Reflections on ageing and future directions  

Nancy A. Pachana

in Ageing: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2016
Published Online: 
Nov 2016
eISBN: 
9780191792670
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198725329.003.0006
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780198725329
6. Reflections on ageing and future directions
5. In and out of prison

5. In and out of prison  

Julian V. Roberts

in Criminal Justice: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2015
Published Online: 
Aug 2015
eISBN: 
9780191785092
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198716495.003.0005
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780198716495
5. In and out of prison Abstract ‘In and out of prison’ considers the state of prisons today; the typical prison population; the crimes that result in imprisonment; the costs of imprisonment; the process of release and the pros and cons of parole; life after release; and re-offenders. We expect our prisons to punish and to rehabilitate, but often there are numerous ‘pains of imprisonment’: incarceration, assault, homicide, accidental death by drug overdose, self-harm, and then the long-term financial impact and adverse life events on release from custody. Rehabilitation in the prison system is also difficult and costly to provide.
3. Life satisfaction

3. Life satisfaction  

Daniel M. Haybron

in Happiness: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2013
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778575
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199590605.003.0003
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199590605
3. Life satisfaction
9. The end of life

9. The end of life  

Charles Foster

in Medical Law: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2013
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778322
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199660445.003.0009
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199660445
9. The end of life
3. Who is at risk of depression?

3. Who is at risk of depression?  

Mary Jane Tacchi and Jan Scott

in Depression: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2017
Published Online: 
Jan 2017
eISBN: 
9780191785788
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199558650.003.0003
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199558650
3. Who is at risk of depression? One advantage of the more consistent application of diagnostic criteria for identifying individuals with a depressive disorder is that it allows national and international comparisons to be undertaken. Large-scale studies make it possible to estimate the overall prevalence of depression, and repeating the surveys allows detection of any changes in these rates over time. Comparisons can be made between the distribution of depression cases by country, culture, economic and social status, and other demographic features such as age, gender, marital status, etc. Differences between any of these subgroups can offer important insights into
AgeingA Very Short Introduction

Ageing: A Very Short Introduction  

Nancy A. Pachana

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2016
Published Online: 
Nov 2016
eISBN: 
9780191792670
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198725329.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198725329
A Very Short Introduction
3. The psychology of ageing

3. The psychology of ageing  

Nancy A. Pachana

in Ageing: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2016
Published Online: 
Nov 2016
eISBN: 
9780191792670
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198725329.003.0003
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780198725329
3. The psychology of ageing
6. Does it work and how do we know?

6. Does it work and how do we know?  

Sally Holland and Jonathan Scourfield

in Social Work: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2015
Published Online: 
Jun 2015
eISBN: 
9780198708452
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198708452.003.0006
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780198708452
6. Does it work and how do we know? Abstract ‘Does it work and how do we know?’ addresses some key questions: should social work be thought of as science or art? What kind of knowledge do social workers need? What should their professional training cover? Should the outcomes of social work help be tested using experimental methods and if so, how much weight should we put on that testing, compared with other kinds of evidence? And what do we know about effective helping? Do some approaches work better than others? Social work may have a relatively small evidence base
7. Internalizing disorders and adolescent mental health

7. Internalizing disorders and adolescent mental health  

Peter K. Smith

in Adolescence: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2016
Published Online: 
May 2016
eISBN: 
9780191785245
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199665563.003.0007
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199665563
7. Internalizing disorders and adolescent mental health

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