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Suicide and Suicide Prevention: Ethical and Legal Perspectives

Suicide and Suicide Prevention: Ethical and Legal Perspectives webinar
Thursday, February 11, 2021 12:00 pm
- 1:00 pm ET

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This webinar discusses legal and ethical issues in suicide studies including the ongoing loneliness crisis, the suicide “pandemic,” clinical implications of suicide liability, the debates surrounding rational suicide (including for those with mental illness), recent developments in the field of family suicide-homicides, and the burgeoning issue of substituted judgment in suicidal patients.

Learning Objectives:

1)  Participants will understand the clinical implications of suicide liability and the argument that favor suicide liability reform.

2)  Participants will understand the debate surrounding rational suicide abroad and its implications for clinical care.

3)   Participants will understand the debate related to substituted judgement for medical decisions in patients with suicidal thinking

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Jacob M. Appel, MD

Jacob M. Appel, MD

Jacob M. Appel is currently an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Medical Education at Mount Sinai’s Icahn School of Medicine, where he is Director of Ethics Education in Psychiatry.  He is also the author of four literary novels including Millard Salter's Last Day, ten short story collections, an essay collection, a cozy mystery, a thriller, a volume of poems and a compendium of medical dilemmas.  Prior to joining the faculty at Mount Sinai, Jacob taught most recently at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island and at Yeshiva College, where he was the writer-in-residence.   He is co-chair of the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry's Committee on Psychiatry & the Law and a judge for the National Book Critics Circle Awards.   More at

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