Suicide of elderly woman 'could have been avoided'
Better pain management would have helped suffering senior10 December, 18:30
The 94-year-old woman in Rimini took her own life on Sunday by ingesting highly corrosive acid because of pain that could have been controlled, said William Raffaeli, president of the Isal Istituto for research into pain management.
He said that 16% of suicides are related to pain that has not been adequately controlled.
Raffaeli, a doctor in Rimini, said that the public must understand that "pain should be treated and not endured".