Objectives and Purpose

Objectives and Purpose

In accordance with its constitution, “DIGNITAS – To live with dignity - to die with dignity” has the objective of ensuring a life and a death with dignity for its members and of allowing other people to benefit from these values. DIGNITAS pursues this objective by assisting its members everywhere in word and deed, within the limits of the possibilities available to the association and as appropriate in individual cases.

In accordance with this purpose the activities of DIGNITAS comprise, amongst others:

  • Counselling in regard to all end-of-life issues
  • Cooperation with physicians, clinics and other associations
  • Carrying out Patient’s Instructions and patient’s rights with regard to doctors and clinics
  • Suicide- and suicide-attempt prevention
  • Support in conflicts with the authorities, with the management of nursing homes and with doctors not chosen by the patient
  • Further legal developments in regard to questions about “the last issues”
  • Accompaniment of dying patients and assistance with a self-determined end of life.

For a one-off joining fee of Swiss Francs (CHF) 200 and an annual membership subscription of at least CHF 80 – the amount is at each individual member’s discretion – one obtains access to the services of DIGNITAS and supports the association in its commitment to safeguarding human dignity and the human rights of its members in life and in death, whenever these may be regarded as under threat.

 
 

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Submission

Response by DIGNITAS
to the Inquiry into End of Life Choices, Parliament
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A new organisation

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


Campaign Websites

Crowdjustice - A dignified death for Omid

Your Death - Your Choice


Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

death: the human experience

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery: death - the human experience

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death: is it your right to choose?

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

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Video

Documentaries and
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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