Ethical Issues Found in Healthcare Providers in Suicide Prevention in Indonesia


The suicide rate is increasing and gaining attention in several developed countries, but in most developing countries, it is often ignored. Society should have a valve that can withstand various problems that occur in the community. The valve is a family. There has been a deterioration in family function in recent years. The existence of supportive caregivers has a very close correlation with suicide. There is also a correlation between suicide and religion. No Christian scriptural permission to die by suicide is granted, and that is better for Christians to suffer than to commit suicide. Common ethical considerations in suicidal issues are based on utilitarian theory. The concept of utility does not only refer to intrinsic things but to individual preferences that prioritize the interests or satisfaction of all individuals who have been influenced. In conclusion, suicide is a very complex problem involving various elements and is something that must be faced by healthcare providers. An important aim of this study is to identify how ethical consideration issues can happen among healthcare providers in suicide prevention.

Keywords: suicide, health care provider, stigma, religion, ethical consideration

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