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Causes of Suicide - Causes of Suicide This essay examines the reasons why a person of good physical health decides to terminate their own life. It does not consider euthanasia, assisted or forced suicide. Compared to most aspects of psychological health it is limited in scope for research – no “follow-up” can be performed, if the act is completed, and no ethical panel would approve experiments to demonstrate a causal link. Suicide has “no one single cause or stressor” according to the Lancet 2011. Before elaborating on what causes suicide it should be understood what we mean by cause....   [tags: Suicide]
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Adolescent Suicide Rates - Suicide has been rising at alarming rates; the overall suicide rate for children and adolescents has increased over 300% since the 1950s. (Miller, 2009) Adolescent children are screaming out for our help, are we just ignoring the signs or do we not care. For young people, an average 1,800 take their own lives and 85,000 are hospitalized for attempts nationally (CDC, 2008). With this kind of statistics we need to step in and take some action. The first step in taking action against adolescent suicide is by recognizing the warning signs....   [tags: Suicide]
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Suicide Prevention - ... Being non-impulsive, it may be much harder to stop the person from attempting. The amount of planning involved makes the situation more volatile, because the person can attempt at any point. When planning is involved, there is a large amount of thought that has already been put into committing the action making it much harder to talk someone out of killing himself or herself. The number of deaths due to suicide has been steadily increasing in past years. In 2010, 38,364 deaths by suicide were reported (F-1)....   [tags: Reducing Suicide]
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Teen Suicide - ... Tenth grade females 22% and Hispanic females 21.1% reported the highest rates. 11.3% of all students made a suicide plan. Suicide plans were most common among tenth grade females 16.1% and Hispanic females 15.2%. 7% of all students had attempted suicide at least once, with the highest rate among Hispanic females at 14%. Nearly, 2 percent of all students attempted a suicide that led them in nurse or doctor office, Hispanic females at 4%. The suicide leading for young people is the 3rd leading in U.S and teens commit suicide of health problem they have going on in their family and/or community....   [tags: Teenage Suicide Essays]
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Teen Suicide - Each year, thousands of children are dying, not from cancer, getting shot, or car accidents, but by their own hands. They make the choice to take their lives; they commit suicide. To begin, what is “Suicide”. According to the Merriam Webster Dictionary, suicide is the act or instance of taking one’s own life voluntarily and intentionally. The number of teenagers who take their lives is rapidly increasing each year. Teen suicide is escalating out of control and no one seems to realize just how severe the issue has become....   [tags: Teenage Suicide Essays]
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Teen Suicide - In today’s society, teenagers are faced with problems on a daily basis. When they are unable to deal with those daily hassles, serious problems can develop within the teen that can ultimately lead to resulting effects including depression or even suicide. Suicide in teens is one of the most traumatic and problematic issues that we face today in not only adults but many adolescents as well. Today suicide is one of the top causes for death in teenagers, out shadowed only by homicides and accidents....   [tags: Teenage Suicide Essays]
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Teen Suicide - ... Some examples of these signs should defiantly be look out for are; extreme personality changes, lost of interest in activities, significant loss or gain of weight, in appetite, difficulty falling asleep or wanting to sleep all day, fatigue or loss of energy, feelings of worthlessness or guilt, withdrawal from family and friends, neglect of personal appearance, poor school performances, and also drugs, alcohol use or abuse etc. Teens may come very aggressive, destructive, and also a defiant in behavior....   [tags: Teenage Suicide Essays]
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Teen Suicide - ... “When the depression lifts, the teen suddenly may have the ability to plan his or her death, to make decisions about how and when it will happen, and to carry out those plans” (Galas 71-72). Stress can also lead to someone attempting suicide. There are numerous types of things that can give someone stress. Every teen feels stress at some point in his or her life. When all of this stress builds up it can lead to depression or rages of madness (Galas 72). School, parents, teachers, friends, and many other situations can all cause someone to become stressed....   [tags: Teenage Suicide Essays]
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Teen Suicide - Suicide is a major problem worldwide, especially for teenagers. Self image plays a big roll in American society today, especially in enabling someone to make a wrong and destructive decision like suicide. Self image and low esteem effect the chances of a teenagers suicide greatly. There are many events that lead up to a young persons suicide, for instance a little problem that seems inescapable which manifests themselves into overwhelming burdens. Detection and prevention are both key for adults and young people to stop suicide from happening....   [tags: Teenage Suicide Essays] 1113 words
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Teen Suicide - Teen Suicide Suicide is a growing problem in American culture. Sadly, teens are affected the most. Teen suicide is increasing rapidly. “About 5,000 teens in the United States kill themselves each year” (Peacock, 4). Suicide among teens is a serious and devastating crisis. More teens are taking their lives today than ever before. Teen suicide does not affect one specific type of teen; it affects any type of teen. There are a variety of reasons teens resort to committing suicide. Many people are working for the prevention of teen suicide....   [tags: Teenage Suicide Essays]
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The Right to Assisted Suicide - You’re visiting the hospice for the twenty-third day in a row; the soft squeaking of the linoleum and the gentle buzz of the fluorescents in the waiting room greet you as you walk in. You’re visiting your Grandmother, whose lung cancer has entered metastasis, and has been slowly spreading throughout her body; she has already lost movement in her arms. She is a hollow shell of the woman she once was; her once bright eyes have been fading steadily every day, and her bubbly demeanor has become crushed and gravelly, and every day before you leave, she will only say, “Kill me.” What would you do in this situation....   [tags: Assisted Suicide]
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Suicide as Escape from Reality - Suicide has been an ongoing problem among all types of people globally for decades. Throughout the years, the trends of suicide have continued to increase. Although this trend of suicide has many causes and can be difficult to know what the exact source is, the number one cause of suicides is untreated depression which may result from a mental health problem, personal life issues, or even genetic and family history. According to Befrienders, suicide rates have increased 60% over the past 45 years....   [tags: Suicide, Social Problems]
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Teen Suicide in America - 5000 people under the age of 25 with 2000of those teenagers are dying each year, but not from cancer or car accidents, but by their own hands. These children have made the choice to take their lives by committing suicide. Andrea Young Ward explains how and why teens make the decision of taking their lives in her story “Many Factors Contribute to Teen Suicide”. Teen suicide is the third leading killer of teenagers and has increased 200% since 1960 and will probably continue to increase in the years to come....   [tags: Teenage Suicide Essays] 563 words
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The Causes and Prevention of Teen Suicide - “Sixteen-year-old Andrea was told to stop and talk to her Math teacher after class. Andrea knew what was coming because her grades had been slipping in the last few months. After the teacher told Andrea she was planning to call her parents for a conference, she was filled with despair. Andrea never went to her next class. Instead, she went to the girl’s bathroom and using a nail file, slashed her wrist. Andrea was found by another student a half hour later and was rushed to the hospital. Andrea didn’t die, but she wanted to.” (McGuire 8) Before the mid-1970s, teen suicide appeared to be a rare happening....   [tags: Teenage Suicide Essays] 551 words
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How to Reduce Teen Suicide - ... population. (Lu). If depression can be reduced in some way, then suicide can also be reduced. If the definition of ‘depression’ is confusing, there are some ways that it can be identified. According to Norman Young, a member of the Cardiff University Health Board, some of these examples could be: loss of interest and enjoyment, changed appetite and disturbed sleep. All of these examples can be a revealer of suicidal thoughts. If any of these actions are taken, treatment of the depression is absolutely necessary....   [tags: top ten causes of suicide]
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Teen Suicide - To be or not to be?It's a question that's thundered throughout history and one that pulses inside each of us,at one time or another in our lives.Still,never has its pulse been more profound or its pull more compelling than for young people in America today.Just consider some numbers."Teens suicide attempts and completions have risen steadily since the 1960's. Surveys have found that 25% of the highschool students and 10% of college students -a rate four times that of 1950-have seriously considered suicide....   [tags: Teenage Suicide Essays] 1914 words
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Teen Suicide - Suicide of any kind is an act in which a person takes his or her own life. FACT: Suicide is a prevalent cause of death among America's youth today. Every day more than 1000 teenagers will think about suicide and eighteen will be successful in committing it. It is an ever-growing problem that can be described as unnecessary and uncalled for. Knowledge and understanding are key factors to preventing teenage suicide. The problem will usually originate from a period of depression, either as a medical concern, or simply because of a saddened event in a person's life....   [tags: Teenage Suicide Essays] 1854 words
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Teenage Suicide -      When people think about suicide, they think about someone taking their life away on purpose, or in other words it means, “to kill yourself” (Marcus 1). Suicide is a dramatic word that can change the way people view things in life. It is a thought that brings a teen to the point of self-murder. It is an event where a young one feels desperation and pain just before pulling the trigger or jumping off the bridge. Many of those who have thought about suicide or have committed suicide have done so because their life has changed, and many are having difficulty adjusting to it....   [tags: Suicide Youth Killing Essays]
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Assisted Suicide - Self Evaluation Writing the fifth assignment for the English class was by far the hardest essay I have had to write. Constantly was I running into problems, and this ended up taking me much longer than I had originally planned. Writing about the opposing side of this topic was very hard, as I usually caught myself writing things that I couldn’t make work in my paper. The writing was very tough to keep on track because it isn’t actually how I feel. This essay helped me to better understand the argument that is presented from both sides....   [tags: Assisted Suicide Death Essays] 839 words
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Teen Suicide - Teen Suicide is a major killer of teenagers today. It is the third leading cause of death in all teens’ ages 15-19 and the second leading cause of death in ages 19-24. Verbalizing about this more gives ways to help prevent teen suicide, such as identifying disorders they may have and providing them with the proper treatment be fore it gets out of hand. The hard part is identifying the disorders. The only people that can really identify them is family and close friends, and in many cases people many not know the seriousness of it or fear that it might just be true....   [tags: Teenage Suicide Essays] 1420 words
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Assisted Suicide - Assisted Suicide I examine the ways in which our cultural expectations with respect to death may be transformed by the legalization of assisted suicide. I suggest the inadequacy of the philosophical framework currently taken as the basis for discussing the advantages as well as the dangers of legalizing assisted suicide. I do not believe that individual autonomy is any sort of possibility for dying patients, regardless of the social policies that surround death in a society, insofar as our individual agency in this situation is necessarily intertwined with that of various relevant others....   [tags: Euthanasia Physician Assisted Suicide]
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Teenage Depression and Suicide - ... One treatment for depression is a medication called an antidepressant. Antidepressants are drugs used to prevent or relieve depression that primarily work on brain chemicals called neurotransmitters, especially serotonin (Irwin 81; “National Institute of Mental Health”). Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors, or SSRIs are medications that work by inhibiting the reuptake of serotonin. Since depression is rooted in a chemical imbalance within the brain, it makes sense that the problem might respond to chemical treatment....   [tags: Depression, Mental Disorder, Teen Suicide]
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Glorification of Roman Suicide - ... This would prove publicly Lucretia’s interior virtue, and regain her honor and immortality. Of course this seems like another flaw, because it is unclear how such an action is truly chosen freely (if one’s honor and immortality demands the action). This highlights the problem with Rome – while the Romans seem obsessed with the idea of self-determination, control over one’s situation, their ethical system causes them to be completely dependent on others for their own virtue/immortality/happiness....   [tags: republic, Rome, Christianity, rape, suicide]
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Theoretical Suicide and Truth in "All About Suicide" by Luisa Valenzuela - "Suicide, what a terrible concept. There are two types of suicide: physical, and theoretical. Physical suicide is the more commonly heard type of suicide. It entails the person actually, physically killing himself or herself. On the other hand, theoretical suicide is when the person does something that will, in turn, get him or her killed. For example, in “All About Suicide” by Luisa Valenzuela, Ismael, a man that works at a minister’s office, murders the minister, a high-ranking public official....   [tags: Theoretical Suicide, All About Suicide, Luisa Vale] 993 words
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Suicide and Children - Suicide and Children Suicide has become much more common in children than it used to be. For children under age 15, about 1-2 out of every 100,000 children will commit suicide. For those 15-19, about 11 out of 100,000 will commit suicide. These are statistics for children in the USA. Suicide is the fourth leading cause of death for children ages 10-14 and the third leading cause of death for teenagers 15-19. Recent evidence suggests it is the lack of substance abuse, guns, and relationship problems in younger children which accounts for the lower suicide rates in this group....   [tags: Children Kids Suicide Killing Essays] 2138 words
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The Social Causes of Suicide and Durkheim's Theory - Works Cited is missing from this paper. Durkheim was a functionalist, and theorised that a holistic social narrative could be identified which would explain individual behaviour. He argued that, whilst society was made up of its members, it was greater than the sum of its parts, and was an external pressure that determined the behaviour of the individuals within it. At that time, suicide rates in Europe were rising, and so the causes of suicide were on the agenda. Since suicide is seen as an intrinsically personal and individual action, establishing it as having societal causes would be a strong defence for Durkheim’s functionalist perspective....   [tags: Sociology, Suicide, Durkheim, ] 1907 words
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The Critical Use of Suicide in Jude the Obscure - ... Early on in the book, after Jude spends the evening at an old mans’ house learning about his parents, he walks home and encounters a frozen pond. Upon reaching the pond, he ventures out onto it and continues despite the fact that it cracks under his weight. He even jumps when he reaches the center but it stops cracking, which seems to disappoint him; he says… “He supposed he was not a sufficiently dignified person for suicide. Peaceful death abhorred him as a subject, and would not take him” (72)....   [tags: terrorism, suicide bombers, islam]
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Chemical Suicide: A Danger to First Responders - As a first responder, police officers can often encounter many different cases where an individual is reported to be unconscious inside a vehicle. Usually upon arrival, the officer will try and make contact with the subject to investigate the situation. Often times, the officer will discover that the person has either a medical condition, is under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or just hasn’t gotten enough sleep (Randall, 2011). However, in recent years there has been a growing trend occurring in the United States that is affecting the safety of first responders....   [tags: Social Issues, Suicide ] 1999 words
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Suicide Bombers - Suicide Bombers      What makes a suicide bomber. Is it religions upbringing with promises of paradise in reward for acts of martyrdom. Is it the parental support he or she receives for his convictions. Is it society with no means of fighting back against oppression and humiliation. (http://www.israelinsider.com/channels/security/articles/sec0049.htm). In this paper I will discuss the characteristics of a suicide bomber, their mission, as well as discuss suicide attacks. Suicide Bombers      Suicide bombers are said to believe that God sends them on their missions, and by the time they are ready to be stopped with explosives, they had reached a hypnotic state....   [tags: Suicide Attacks Islam Koran Terrorism Essays]
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Physician-Assisted Suicide Essay - The Right to Assisted Suicide - The Right to Assisted Suicide The right to assisted suicide is a significant topic that concerns people all over the United States. The debates go back and forth about whether a dying patient has the right to die with the assistance of a physician. Some are against it because of religious and moral reasons. Others are for it because of their compassion and respect for the dying. Physicians are also divided on the issue. They differ where they place the line that separates relief from dying--and killing....   [tags: Euthanasia Physician Assisted Suicide]
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Suicide - Every day ninety Americans take their own life, and 2,300 more attempt to do so (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, 2010). That estimates to one death caused by suicide every fifteen minutes. Suicide is the eleventh cause of death in the United States. Every time two people die by homicide three people die from suicide (Associates, Evan, Farberow, 2003, p. 122). Many people in the United States tend to think suicide has been defined for many years. In fact suicide practices has been recorded since the earliest of times, but “suicide” itself has only been known since 1662....   [tags: Mental Health]
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Suicide - ... He starts by pointing that basic nature in reality is “…two distinct principles of the material and animal world, continually encroach upon each other, and mutually retard or forward each other’s operation”(On Suicide, p.55). According to Hume, God is the creator of system of inanimate and animal creature that “governs everything by those general and immutable laws” (On Suicide, p.56). Human life is not an exception. Under these natural laws of God, all human beings use their entrusted power to seek “their ease, happiness, or preservation” (On Suicide, p.56)....   [tags: God, Morals, Death]
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Suicide - ... The Study of Suicide: An Overview of the famous work by Emile Durkheim By Ashley Crossman About.com: Sociology A summary of the famous works of a French sociologist, Crossman collects his main points in concluding the motives of suicide. Durkheim was the first to state that it may be that social factors in society are what lead people to suicidal behavior, and not merely the individual's mental illness or ego itself. He analyzes the major factors contributing to suicide rates, which even apply to our modern society, such as the rate being higher in men than women and higher in soldiers rather than everyday civilians....   [tags: psychology, anthropology, sociology]
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Suicide - ... this type is common more towards the teenagers going through changes in their life, they will lock themselves away for days trying to forget the world and avoid dealing with their problems. as the individual may feel that it's a good escape it does not benefit them and may lead them into a deeper depression. the second Type Altrustic Suicide: which resulted the individual from the taking of their own life due to higher commandments in other words, commiting suicide for the feeling that it will benefit others....   [tags: social issues, mental disorder]
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Suicide: Facts, Misconceptions, Causes, And Prevention - A sixteen-year old boy sat in his fourth period class crying because he had just broken up with his girlfriend. As he sat there, he tried to think of a way to ease the pain in his heart of the whole situation. His only conclusion was to try and take his own life. This is an attempt of suicide, which was luckily stopped because of a note that he had given to his girlfriend describing his plans that she, in turn, had given to the Guidance Counselor of the school. The truth is that an attempt of suicide is not always the person’s fault, there are several factors, which are contributed to the cause of suicidal thoughts, or feelings that lead to suicidal attempts, and with various treatment methods these conditions can be controlled not necessarily eliminated....   [tags: Suicide Essays] 1543 words
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Teen Suicide: A Growing Problem - 'Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.'; Teen suicide as an extremely complex tragedy, that unfortunately happens all the time throughout the United States. There are friends, parents, and peers that are facing the misfortune of losing a young, close, loved one to suicide. Most people don't realize that adolescent suicide is common. They don't want to believe how often this occurs in the secure environment found in the small towns of America, as well as in its largest cities. Suicide is the third leading cause of death for 15 to 24 year olds, and the sixth leading cause for 5 to 14 year olds....   [tags: Teenage Suicide Essays] 1535 words
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Mental Health and Assisted Suicide - Mental Health and Euthanasia/Assisted Suicide       It is obvious to the TV viewer that under the banners of compassion and autonomy, some are calling for legal recognition of a "right to suicide" and societal acceptance of "physician-assisted suicide." Suicide proponents evoke the image of someone facing unendurable suffering who calmly and rationally decides death is better than life in such a state. They argue that society should respect and defer to the freedom of choice such people exercise in asking to be killed....   [tags: Euthanasia Physician Assisted Suicide]
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Assisted Suicide and the Right to Die - Assisted Suicide and the Right to Die       The basic dilemma surrounding the subject of assisted suicide is who has the right to choose when someone dies. There are many layers of questions and varying opinions surrounding this right. How can our own self-determination be considered morally wrong when taken in the context of the opinion of others. In a society that stresses individual freedoms why is it that Congress continues to hinder doctor-assisted suicide (Keminer, 2000, p. 8).       First some terms require clarification....   [tags: Euthanasia Physician Assisted Suicide]
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Suicide in William Shakespeare's Hamlet - Suicide in William Shakespeare's Hamlet In two of his soliloquies, Hamlet questions whether life is worth living. With characteristic ambiguity and indecision, he wavers as he considers both the Christian and the classical perspectives on suicide. Much of the debate surrounding Shakespeare’s treatment of suicide in Hamlet develops from interpretations of those soliloquies. Focusing primarily on his most famous soliloquy at the start of act three, much critical debate has arisen over the subject of his ruminations, whether on suicide or revenge, as critics draw parallels of development in what is seen as the oppositional thematic relationship between self-murder and murder of the king....   [tags: Shakespeare Hamlet Suicide Essays]
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The Epidemic of Teen Suicide in America -      Every year, thousands of youth die in the United States, not by cancer, car accidents, and other diseases, but by their own hand. These people make the choice that they want to die and they take their own life. Suicide, the term given to the act of killing oneself, is the third leading cause of death among people that are 15 to 25 years of age. It is estimated that 500,000 teenagers try to kill themselves during the course of one year. During the adolescent years, normal teenagers experience strong feelings of stress, confusion, self-doubt, pressure to succeed, financial uncertainty, and other fears while growing up....   [tags: Teenage Suicide Essays] 1168 words
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Suicide Among Youth - Suicide Among Youth A suicide attempt is a non-fatal act in which an individual deliberately causes self- injury and should be recognized as a method of communication from a youth who may be experiencing severe problems. Canadian statistics from the Suicide Information and Education Center in 1996 recorded 25 000 attempted suicides and 250 successful suicides. 1 in every 100 people who try to commit suicide will die. Based on the 1996 statistics one can assume that these numbers have increased....   [tags: Suicide Teenagers Suicidal Essays]
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The Growing Problem of Teen Suicide - A mother finds her 17 year old teenage son hanging from the rafters of their basement. To hear of this occurrence is not rare in society today. Every 90 minutes a teenager in this country commits suicide. Suicide is the third leading cause of death for 15-24 year olds. The National suicide rate has increased 78% between 1952 and 1992. The rate for 15-19 year olds rose from two per 100,000 to 12.9, more than 600 percent. (Special report, Killing the Pain, Rae Coulli) A 17 year old boy, Douglas Stewart, came home from school to find his mother lying on the sofa with a strained back....   [tags: Teenage Suicide Essays] 2340 words
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Problems with Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide - Euthanasia Problems     Doctors do err on cancer patients' survival times, so how can they say when the time is ripe for assisted suicide. A study in the July 1 issue of Cancer, the journal of the American Cancer Society, finds that doctors are often wrong in predicting how long terminally ill cancer patients will live. After studying the accuracy of doctors' predictions regarding 233 patients with end-of-life cancer, the researchers found most doctors had a tendency to overestimate survival time....   [tags: Euthanasia Physician Assisted Suicide]
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Euthanasia Essay - Assisted Suicide - Assisted Suicide/Euthanasia      Remarkably, few have noticed that frail, elderly and terminally ill people oppose assisted suicide more than other Americans. The assisted-suicide agenda is moving forward chiefly with vocal support from the young, the able-bodied and the affluent, who may even think that their parents and grandparents share their enthusiasm. They are wrong.   Thus the assisted suicide agenda appears as a victory not for freedom, but for discrimination. At its heart lie demeaning attitudes and prejudices about the value of life with an illness or disability....   [tags: Euthanasia Physician Assisted Suicide]
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The Dilemma of Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide - The Dilemma of Euthanasia        Jack Kevorkian, serving a 10-to-25-year prison sentence for second-degree murder for giving a lethal injection to Thomas Youk, was honored as a humanitarian on April 10. Kevorkian received the Gleitsman Foundation's Citizen Activist Award in ceremonies at Harvard University. Foundation president Alan Gleitsman calls him "a selfless believer in death with dignity" who "sacrificed his medical license and now his own freedom toward that cause." With Kevorkian unable to attend, the award was accepted for him by one of those who nominated him -- his victim's wife, Melody Youk....   [tags: Euthanasia Physician Assisted Suicide]
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The Rise in Gay Teen Suicide - The teen years can often times be very difficult in general, but for homosexual teens their problems can turn out to be more than they can deal with. Being gay for many teens is something that they can not live with because society, most of the time, says that homosexuality is wrong. These teens usually have no one to go to with his or her problems for fear of being taunted or harassed. Also, schools rarely have groups for gay students to go to for help and parents are often unaware of what their children are going through....   [tags: Teenage Suicide Essays]
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Physician-Assisted Suicide - Physician-Assisted Suicide Works Cited Missing Introduction The history of physician-assisted suicide began to emerge since the ancient time. Historians and ancient philosophers especially had been debating over this issue. Thus, this issue is no longer new to us. However, it seems little vague because it has not yet been fully told. The historical story consists of patterns of thought, advocacy, and interpretation on whether to legalize assisted death. "Only until June, 1999, the United States Supreme Court issued decisions in two cases that claimed constitutional protection for physician-assisted suicide, Washington v....   [tags: Euthanasia Death Suicide Essays] 2511 words
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Assisted Suicide and the Right to Choose - Assisted Suicide and the Right to Choose        Abstract: Religious or moral beliefs may prevent some of us from seeking the assistance of others to hasten our own death. But should we hold others accountable because of the standards that we choose to live by. With adversaries of assisted-suicide opposing the legalization of such acts, we are forcing our beliefs onto others who prefer peace and comfort at their time of death. As Christians, non-Christians, philosophers, teachers and laypersons, we all share one very key affiliation other than life and death itself....   [tags: Euthanasia Physician Assisted Suicide]
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Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide are Murder - Euthanasia is Murder Euthanasia - is it killing or letting die. In the last thirty years, this has been a highly controversial topic, the worldly morals versus the Christian. Although there are certain instances where it is justifiably considered to be letting die, it is essentially murder. Euthanasia comes from a Greek word, meaning "easy death," and is now often associated with the infamous Dr. Kevorkian. There are three types of euthanasia - what doctors consider to be "letting the patient die," for instance taking both conscious and unconscious patients off of life support, not reviving the patient in case of a heart failure, et cetera....   [tags: Euthanasia Physician Assisted Suicide] 1077 words
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The Suicide by Louis MacNeice - The Suicide by Louis MacNeice The poem "The Suicide" by Louis MacNeice is a mind-expanding and touching poem based around the poets work experiences and sequentially describes the aftermath of the death of his former office colleague, who met his fate by suicide. I feel melancholied having read this poem and it leaves in the mind blanks for the reader to answer. For my first point of view I am going to show an example of the many humorous lines in the poem in which is made humorous by the internal characters missing the main point: " And this, ladies and gentlemen, whom I am not in fact Conducting, was his office all those minutes ago" These lines are the introduction to the poem and gives a mental vision of a Holiday rep showing holiday makers a landmark of interest or a game show host introducing a new competitor into a show and in both these cases they are using the dead colleagues body as there example which furthermore gives the impression that the holiday makers are not really interested in the dead body as such but are using it to their enjoyment rather than feeling sorry for the dead man which then suggests them missing the point....   [tags: Poetry Louis MacNeice Suicide ] 969 words
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Euthanasia Essay: Assisted Suicide - Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide     In her paper entitled "Euthanasia," Phillipa Foot notes that euthanasia should be thought of as "inducing or otherwise opting for death for the sake of the one who is to die" (MI, 8). In Moral Matters, Jan Narveson argues, successfully I think, that given moral grounds for suicide, voluntary euthanasia is morally acceptable (at least, in principle). Daniel Callahan, on the other hand, in his "When Self-Determination Runs Amok," counters that the traditional pro-(active) euthanasia arguments concerning self-determination, the distinction between killing and allowing to die, and the skepticism about harmful consequences for society, are flawed....   [tags: Euthanasia Physician Assisted Suicide]
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A Dozen Objections to Assisted Suicide - A Dozen Objections to Euthanasia/Assisted Suicide       Requests for voluntary euthanasia are extremely rare in situations where the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of terminally ill patients are properly met. As the symptoms which prompt the request for euthanasia can be almost always managed with therapies currently available, our highest priority must be to ensure that top quality terminal care is readily available. While recognizing the importance of individual patient autonomy, history has clearly demonstrated that legalized euthanasia poses serious risks to society as a whole....   [tags: Euthanasia Physician Assisted Suicide]
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Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide and the Law - Euthanasia and the Law A severely handicapped or terminally ill person should have the right to choose to live or die. The right to live; the right to choose to live or die should not only be a right allocated for bodied individuals of sound mind but for all human beings. Euthanasia is a controversial issue which encompasses the morals, values and beliefs of our society. Euthanasia, literally defined means "good death". There are two types of euthanasia, active and passive....   [tags: Euthanasia Physician Assisted Suicide] 1865 words
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Emile Durkheim's Theories on Suicide - Emile Durkheim's Theories on Suicide I chose to write about Durkheim's theories on suicide. Although I don’t completely agree with all of them, I will discuss what my text says they are and what I perceive them to be. Most of Durkheim’s work on suicide was published in his third book, Suicide. It was a very important book because it was a serious effort to establish empiricism in sociology. This empiricism would provide a sociological perspective on a phenomenon that was previously psychological and individualistic....   [tags: Sociology Psychology Suicide Essays Papers] 825 words
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The Right to Die with Dignity: Physician Assisted Suicide - Physician assisted suicide should be a choice of the patient in Florida. There has long been a debate on Physician assisted suicide in the state of Florida, and in many other US states. The government has the burden on whether to pass an initiative on allowing physician assisted suicide. The Right to die initiative is decided on a state by state basis. Physician-assisted suicide is defined as a physician providing either equipment or medication, or to inform the patient of the most available means, for the purpose of assisting the patient to end his or her own life....   [tags: euthanasia, Physician assisted suicide, Argument] 777 words
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Anti-Depressants and Teen Suicide - Abstract Two percent of preteens and five percent of adolescents suffer from depression (www.about-teen-depression.com 2014). There are specific signs and symptoms associated with depression, which are helpful in detection of the illness. There are various ways to treat depression, such as medication, group therapy, and/or herbal supplements. There are pros and cons with each treatment, but the worst coincides with the medication –suicide. Much research has been conducted, which will be discussed in the paper that has shown a link to antidepressants and suicide....   [tags: Suicide Depression Suicidal Psychology Essays]
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Why the Trigger was Pulled: An Analysis of Jessie Cates’ Suicide - ... The lack of a job obviously weighs on Jessie daily as she vents to Mama that “the kind of job [she] could get would make [her] feel worse” suggesting that the community is not supportive of Jessie’s dilemma and the only jobs they would offer to her would be a waste of time (Norman, 26). Due to her lack of employment and social ties Jessie had nowhere else to spend her time than at home with Mama who was a continual reminder of the dead end road that Jessie was on. Although Mama always had the best intentions for Jessie, Mama’s attempts to help her ultimately turned into hurting Jessie in the long run....   [tags: Marsha Norman, Play Analysis, Suicide]
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Essay on Euthanasia and Doctor-Assisted Suicide - Understanding Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide   This paper will address some of the more popular points of interest involved with the euthanasia-assisted suicide discussion. There are less than a dozen questions which would come to mind in the case of the average individual who has a mild interest in this debate, and the following essay presents information which would satisfy that individual's curiosity on these points of common interest.   Euthanasia and assisted suicide are legal in the state of Oregon and in the country of the Netherlands; these are the only two jurisdictions in the world where laws specifically permit euthanasia or assisted suicide....   [tags: Euthanasia Physician Assisted Suicide]
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Social Psychology Behind Teen Suicide - Teen suicide is a major problem in our society today. The adolescent suicide rate has tripled since 1960, while being the largest cause of death between the ages of 15 and 24. This is the one single age group that has seen an increase in suicides over the past thirty years. There are about 10,000 reported suicides reported annually. It is estimated however, that the true number of teen suicides is actually three to four times that number when unreported deaths are factored in. The teenage years are full of trials and tribulations for everyone....   [tags: Teenage Suicide Essays]
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Free Euthanasia and Doctor-Assisted Suicide Essay - Assisted Suicide - Euthanasia The purpose of this essay is to inform readers clearly and coherently enoughof the terms and issues in the euthanasia debate that they can make sense of the euthanasia question. Descriptions are in relatively simple, non-technical language to facilitate learning. The definition of euthanasia is simple: "Easy, painless death." But the concept of euthanasia proposed by adherents of the euthanasia movement is complex and has profound consequences for all. Because the subject involves the discipline of medicine (diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, medical ethics and so on) as well as the discipline of law, the general public will have difficulty understanding it without some knowledge of these matters....   [tags: Euthanasia Physician Assisted Suicide] 994 words
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Euthanasia Essay - The Popularity of Assisted Suicide? - Questionable Popularity of Euthanasia/Assisted Suicide      A survey of U.S. oncologists suggests that support for euthanasia and assisted suicide in this profession has declined dramatically in recent years. The survey polled 3299 members of the American Society of Clinical Oncology in 1998. It found 22.5% support for physician-assisted suicide for a terminally ill patient with prostate cancer in unremitting pain, compared to 45.5% support in 1994. Euthanasia in this situation was supported by 6.5%, compared to 22.7% in 1994....   [tags: Euthanasia Physician Assisted Suicide]
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Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide are Murder - Assisted Suicide is Murder   "If suicide is a right, then it is one that has remained undiscovered throughout the ages by the great thinkers in law, ethics, philosophy and theology. It appears nowhere in the Bible or the Koran or the Talmud. Committing suicide wasn't a "right" a thousand years ago, and it isn't one now. That's why most societies, including our own, have passed laws against it" (Callahan, pg. 71). Assisted suicide is murder. In all of history, "there are only three circumstances that have been an acceptable way for taking a life: killing in self-defense or in protection of another life, killing in war, and in the case of capital punishment, killing by agents of the state....   [tags: Euthanasia Physician Assisted Suicide]
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Euthanasia Essay: Assisted Suicide is Wrong - Assisted Suicide is Wrong        A Saskatchewan farmer, Robert Latimer, was sentenced to life in prison last year for the 1993 second-degree murder of his severely disabled daughter, Tracy. He asphyxiated her with exhaust from his pick-up (Heinrich).   Assisted Suicide is somewhat related to Euthanasia. The word Euthanasia comes from the Greek language: eu meaning "good" and thanatos meaning "death". The meaning of the word has evolved from "good death" . It now refers to the act of ending a person's life, at their request....   [tags: Euthanasia Physician Assisted Suicide]
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It's Time for Voluntary Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide - America Needs Voluntary Euthanasia There are at least two forms of suicide. One is 'emotional suicide', or irrational self-murder in all of it complexities and sadness. Let me emphasis at once that my view of this tragic form of self-destruction is the same as that of the suicide intervention movement and the rest of society, which is to prevent it wherever possible. I do not support any form of suicide for mental health or emotional reasons. But I do say that there is a second form of suicide -- justifiable suicide, that is, rational and planned self-deliverance from a painful and hopeless disease which will shortly end in death....   [tags: Euthanasia Physician Assisted Suicide] 1933 words
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Doctor-Assisted Suicide Should be Legalized - “Dogs do not have many advantages over people, but one of them is extremely important: euthanasia is not forbidden by law in their case; animals have the right to a merciful death.” ― Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being One of the most controversial topics that is being debated today, both morally and legally, is assisted suicide, sometimes known as active euthanasia. Assisted suicide is the act of directly intervening in order to end the life of a terminally ill patient (i.e. administering a large amount of sleeping pills)....   [tags: Euthanasia Physician Assisted Suicide]
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Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide - Who Wants It? - Euthanasia - Who Wants It.       In Los Angeles, former respiratory therapist Efren Saldivar was charged with six counts of murder in January for allegedly giving lethal injections to patients at Glendale Adventist Medical Center in 1996 and 1997. Saldivar has reportedly called himself an "angel of death" and confessed in 1998 to hastening "anywhere from 100 to 200" deaths, but later retracted the confession. He is also the plaintiff in several civil suits for wrongful death, though some of these have been dismissed for lack of evidence....   [tags: Euthanasia Physician Assisted Suicide]
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Euthanasia Essay - Assisted Suicide is for Everyone - Assisted Suicide is for Everyone Should Doctors assist their patient's death. The doctors' obligation is to provide every possible support during the process of dying. Do doctors have the right to hasten the process, when requested to do so. There has been a great deal of discussion over this topic for the past few years. For many years now, assisted suicide has been a debated topic of who believes in it and who does not. The Christian faith disagrees in the act of assisted suicide....   [tags: Euthanasia Physician Assisted Suicide] 1383 words
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Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia - It Is Not Murder, It Is Mercy - Euthanasia: It Is Not Murder, It Is Mercy Thesis Statement: Thousands of people in the United States alone die every year from terminal illness such as cancer, ALS and AIDS. Advanced Medical technology is responsible for keeping many of them alive - many against their wishes. In the United States, euthanasia (assisted suicide) is illegal in all but one state. Many patients are forced to suffer needlessly when there is another alternative. According to a new Time/CNN poll 7 out of 10 American's say that they want to die at home; instead three-fourths die in medical institutions" (Cloud 59)....   [tags: Euthanasia Physician Assisted Suicide]
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Physician-Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia are Murder - Euthanasia is Murder        On June 4, 1990, Janet Adkins committed suicide. She killed herself under the supervision of a man named Jack Kevorkian. Again and again, Kevorkian set up machines and killed patients that were supposedly terminally ill. He escaped punishment for years, but on March 26, 1999, Kevorkian was incarcerated for second-degree murder. (Online,99) He had developed many friends and many enemies. One of his followers was a woman who had developed coronary artery disease. Her name was Donna White....   [tags: Euthanasia Physician Assisted Suicide]
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Euthanasia Essay: The AMA and Assisted Suicide - The AMA and Euthanasia/Assisted Suicide      The American Medical Association (AMA) has long been known for its strong views. As the issue of euthanasia, particularly doctor-assisted suicide, has come to the forefront, the AMA has taken a strong position on this controversial subject also. This time the AMA has taken a firm stand for preserving, not terminating, the life of the elderly/handicapped/depressed/mentally ill, etc. patient. This essay will explain in detail the stand of this influential group of doctors....   [tags: Euthanasia Physician Assisted Suicide]
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The Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide Movement -     This essay will present in detail and with documentation the formation and growth and stated goals of the euthanasia movement in our country.   The Euthanasia Society of America was formed in 1938 with the aim of proposing legislation to allow active voluntary euthanasia. Three past presidents and one treasurer also favored involuntary, active euthanasia, according to Yale Kamisar in Euthanasia and the Right to Death. In 1967 the society's name was changed to the Euthanasia Educational Council and it officially supported voluntary, passive euthanasia....   [tags: Euthanasia Physician Assisted Suicide]
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The Vegetative State and Doctor-Assisted Suicide - The Vegetative State and Euthanasia         Much media attention has been directed at the very practical use of euthanasia or assisted suicide on patients who are in a vegetative state or irreversible coma. The truth is that a significant number of such cases actually recover. This essay is devoted to those types, some very young, who would have been killed if euthanasia/assisted suicide had been legalized.   Let's begin our consideration with a nine-year-old named Ryan Atencio. He was taken off life-support systems, except for a feeding tube, after being in a vegetative state following a massive head injury in a December 10, 1988 car accident....   [tags: Euthanasia Physician Assisted Suicide]
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Classical American Pragmatism and Assisted Suicide - Classical American Pragmatism and Assisted Suicide ABSTRACT: Helping people to die may involve killing and/or alleviation of pain in a dying person. A dual commitment to the avoidance of killing and the alleviation of pain raises the question of whether these two ways of helping people are always compatible. This paper addresses the question through use of sources in classical American pragmatism and contemporary bioethics. First, I apply Charles Peirce’s notion of pragmatism to the concept of killing through consideration of the empirical consequences of alternative interpretations....   [tags: Euthanasia Suicide Death Essays]
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Suicide - Suicide is intentional self-inflicted acts that end in death("Suicide," Compton's). After a series of traumatic events, normal coping abilities can be pushed over the edge; the result may be suicide. In each year, an average of 30,000 suicide deaths occur in the United States. It is estimated that 5,000 of those suicides are committed by teenagers(SAVE, 2). One major reason that the suicide rate among teenagers is so high, is that the teenage years are a period of commotion. New social roles are being learned, new relationships are being developed, bodily changes are occurring, and decisions about the future are being made during the teenage years....   [tags: essays research papers] 907 words
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Suicide - Suicide The natural end of every human life is death. Some people, for reasons that have never been fully understood, choose to end their own lives. This is called suicide, which means literally "self-killing." For all the uncertainty that has surrounded the phenomenon of suicide, his assessment of the problem is probably as accurate as any. The individual, in seemingly hopeless conflict with the world, decides to end his or her existence in what amounts to a final assault against a society that can no longer be tolerated....   [tags: essays research papers] 851 words
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Suicide - Teen Suicide Suicide is a major issue among teens. In 1990 alone we lost more than 13 out of 100,000 teens to suicide. This number increased by 15% less than one year later. When suicide is discussed in schools students take it very seriously because they know that at least two people in their class will attempt suicide. When there are suicide prevention discussions most feel their is no hope. “Youth still see psychiatry as a pretty scary system,” says Lynn Chiarell, satellite program coordinator for Youth Net (Youth Net)....   [tags: essays research papers] 580 words
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Suicide - Suicide amongst young people has increased greatly in the past 25 years in the US( young men and women 15-24) Women and suicide has increased the least with 250 percent, men has soared to over 300 percent. The US is now ranked the highest in the world for suicide. Until recently suicide amongst the young men and women accounted for less than 5 percent of suicide. It has increased with the increase in population of youth. Young men 15-24 now account for more than 20 percent of the male suicides....   [tags: essays research papers] 709 words
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Suicide - Suicide As I researched suicide I found that the numbers are staggering. Suicide is the ninth leading cause of death in the US, with 31,204 deaths recorded in 1995. It was at number eight on the list in 1998, and as the numbers are steadily increasing it threatens to move up the list. This approximates to around one death every seventeen minutes. There are more suicides than homicides each year in the United States. In 1993, the suicide rate was 11.3/100,000. Two-thirds of all suicides under the age of 25 were committed with firearms (accounting for most of the increase in suicides from 1980 to 1992)....   [tags: essays research papers] 1336 words
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Suicide - Suicide... I once had a boyfriend, who was severly depressed, and became suicidal. The act of his trying to commit suicide broke my heart, and his families. I decided to write my paper about how to help someone who is sucidal and how to spot the signs, if there are any. In the last 45 years suicide rates have increased by 60% worldwide. Suicide is now among the three leading causes of death among those aged 15-44 (both sexes). Suicide attempts are up to 20 times more frequent than completed suicides.1 Everyone feels sad at some point — it's only natural....   [tags: essays research papers] 370 words
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