Sweet media death and assisted suicide: Two different experiences

Pietro Barbetta, Michele Mattia


The following essay is a reasoning concerning the assisted suicide in the media. The attempt of the essay is
to create a line of flight from the mainstream argument “pro or against” suicide, the present ideological contrast that
makes impossible to tell a life-script, in trying to understand why this subject, and not others, gives death to Itself,
transforming, through such a gesture, he/she into It. This reasoning affects psychology as well as history. Particularly
the historical use of the term euthanasia as different from assisted suicide. The way out from the ideological argument
of being pro/against is represented by the analysis of a clinical case concerning a patient named AP.


Assisted suicide, Mental disorder, Ethics, Media, Clinical case.

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