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.
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.
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.
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.