• Andrew McKie University in Aberdeen



Ethics, autonomy, Beneficence, Paternalism, Community, virtues


The prevention of suicide is often discussed alongside the ethics of suicide itself. The ethics of prevention often centres around the use of ethical principles in the context of dilemmas and problems. The limitations of this approach are highlighted by focussing upon the concept of the moral community. Relational virtues arising from this commu-nity suggest important strategies for both client and carer alike.

Author Biography

Andrew McKie, University in Aberdeen

Andrew Mckie is a lecturer in nursing in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, at The Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen


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How to Cite

McKie, A. (2013). SOME ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS IN THE PREVENTION OF SUICIDE. Health and Social Care Chaplaincy, 19–24.