Shifting attitudes on pre-planned death raises new questions for clinicians

(Wolters Kluwer Health) Amid changing attitudes toward death and dying, some people with serious physical and/or mental illnesses are claiming a right to choose the time, place, and manner of their death. Discussions about ‘pre-planned death’ pose new challenges for psychiatrists and other healthcare professionals to consider, according to an article in the September Journal of Psychiatric Practice, published by Wolters Kluwer.