Gillian Adams

Postgraduate Research Student

Thesis Title

When the games not worth the candle- Families experiences and meaning making of a relative's pre-emptive suicide in the absence of a terminal physical or mental illness.



This research explores the characteristics, experiences and meaning families make of their relative's choice to end their life. Identified are suicide deaths where the families may have had prior knowledge of their relative's pro-euthanasia opinions and intentions to end their life or where end of life paraphernalia was present at the time of death and in the absence of any known terminal physical or mental health diagnosis.