within the limits of the possibilities available to the association, DIGNITAS counsels its members and also non-members in regard to all end-of-life issues and in difficult circumstances of life.
DIGNITAS is a militant right-to-die association and fights for “the last human right” on a legal level. Members have access to the services of DIGNITAS and show their solidarity with others who care for freedom of choice at the end of life.
Suicide and suicide-attempt prevention
The predominant number of suicide attempts fails – with severe consequences. Also, suicide is still a taboo. DIGNITAS engages in education, clarification of facts and prophylaxis of suicide-attempts.
Also called Patient’s Advance Directive or Patient’s Living Will. For the duration of their membership, DIGNITAS supplies its members with legally effective Patient’s Instructions. These must be respected by doctors and hospital nursing staff.
In case of an illness which will lead inevitably to death, unendurable pain or an unendurable disability, DIGNITAS offers its members the possibility of an accompanied suicide.