Our Service

Advisory work / Counselling

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.

Membership

DIGNITAS is a militant self-determination, autonomy and dignity help-to-live and right-to-die association, and fights internationally for “the last human right” on a legal and political level. Members have access to the services of DIGNITAS and show their solidarity with others who care for freedom of choice in life and 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.

Patient’s Instructions

Also called Advance Directive, Advance Decisions to refuse treatment or Living Will. For the duration of their membership, DIGNITAS supplies its members with legally effective Patient’s Instructions basing on Swiss law. These must be respected by doctors and hospital nursing staff.

Accompanied suicide

In case of an illness which will lead inevitably to death, unendurable pain or an unendurable disability, DIGNITAS can arrange, on reasoned request and medical proof, for its members the possibility of an accompanied suicide.

 
 

Latest News

Events


 

 

Well Worth Seeing


A new organisation

My Death, My decision (MDMD) - for a more compassionate approach
to dying in the UK


Campaign Websites

Your Death - Your Choice

Support for the Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill

Campaign for
Dignity in Dying


Bristol Museum
& Art Gallery

death: the human experience

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery: death - the human experience

>> more

death: is it your right to choose?

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery: death - is it your right to choose

>> more


Submission

Response by DIGNITAS
to the Inquiry into End of Life Choices, Parliament of Victoria, Australia

>> more


Video

Documentaries and
further film contributions

>> more



E-mail:
dignitas@dignitas.ch

Address:
DIGNITAS
P.O. Box 17
8127 Forch
Switzerland

Telephone national
043 366 10 70
Telephone international
+41 43 366 10 70

Fax national
043 366 10 79
Fax international
+41 43 366 10 79