Rational Suicide and Predictive Genetic Testing
Journal of Clinical Ethics
genetic testing, suicide, Huntington's disease, Alzheimer's disease
In this article, I argue that suicide is one rational response to the knowledge that one will have Huntington's disease or Alzheimer's disease, and that the appropriateness of this choice needs to be part of deliberations on the development and use of genetic tests for these diseases.
Dena S. Davis, Rational Suicide and Predictive Genetic Testing, 10 Journal of Clinical Ethics 316 (1999)