Preserving trust, maintaining care, and saving lives: Competing feminist values in suicide prevention

International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics 4 (1):164-187 (2011)
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“Active intervention” with suicidal callers to telephone crisis lines involves breaking confidentiality by dispatching emergency services, typically the police, to a suicidal person without that person’s consent and sometimes without his or her knowledge. In this paper I am concerned with the issue of whether active intervention is ethically justified from a feminist bioethical perspective, and if so, under what conditions.



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Norah A. Martin
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