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Research gone astray

There has been news on a study about people from abroad going to Switzerland for assisted dying, published in the British Journal of Medical Ethics. The five Swiss charities working for the human right to a self-determined end of suffering and life have analysed this “study”: it has many omissions and errors and can hardly be called “scientific”. The “researchers” did not use all data in Switzerland (only a part of the region of Zürich) and they only analysed the years 2008-2012. The study is not representative, the allegation that the number of people going Switzerland have doubled bases on a selected, distorted analysis, and the findings of the study are misleading. For details see:

>> Comments on the study
"Suicide tourism: a pilot study on the Swiss phenomenon"

>> Media: Reports of assisted suicde highly exaggerated

The British Journal of Medical Ethics has been contacted and informed about the misleading content of the “study”. It is hard to understand how this respected journal could publish something of such poor quality.

 

 

People should have the right to choose

a more peaceful end, says Simon Birch

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Incompetence and Stupidity

Quite often „newspapers” spread false information about the right to die
and DIGNITAS. For example, they make believe that a mentally and physically
healthy person could pay money and then be euthanized in a clinic in Switzerland

This, of course, is complete nonsense

There are no clinics and euthanasia is prohibited in Switzerland
Furthermore, access to assisted dying in Switzerland is not a matter of money,
but of paperwork, patience, determination and responsibility, of a competent adult

Don’t buy, don’t read and don’t believe such "news", mainly spread by the tabloids.
You are prone to be misled by truncated, twisted, falsified and scandalised “information”.
All these “news” companies intend to do is cashing in on creating hype.
They mislead the public and they are responsible for a lot of suffering

See George Bernard Shaw, in "The Doctor’s Dilemma" (1906), act IV:
" . . . for a newspaper, not having to act on its descriptions and reports,
but only to sell them to idly curious people, has nothing but honor to lose
by inaccuracy and unveracity . . .".

There is only one reliable source of information from and about DIGNITAS: this website

 

 

Change the law!

In Scotland, MSP Margo Mac Donald lodged a proposal for a Bill to enable a competent adult with a terminal illness or condition to request assistance to end their own life.
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In England, Lord Falconer tabled the Assisted Dying Bill which would give terminally ill adults the option to take a life-ending medication.
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Research gone astray

There has been news about a study about people from abroad going to Switzerland for assisted dying, published in the British Medical Journal of Ethics. The five Swiss charities working for the human right to a self-determined end of suffering and life have analysed this d “study”: it is full of errors and can hardly be called “scientific”. The “researchers” did not use all data in Switzerland (only a part of the region of Zürich) and they only analysed the years 2008-2012. The study is not representative and the allegation that the number of people going Switzerland have doubled is misleading. Besides, there are many omissions. The findings of the study are distorted and misleading. Details and comments can be found in the following file:

Comments on the study "Suicide tourism: a pilot study on the Swiss phenomenon"

The British Journal of Medical Ethics has been contacted and informed about all the misleading information in the “study”. It is hard to understand how this respected journal could publish something of such poor quality.

 
 

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