Category Archives: assisted suicide

Hippocratic or hypocritical?

A long time ago, some time in the 4th Century BCE, an important document was written codifying certain ancient rules of ethics. Attributed to the Hippocrates, a doctor was expected to swear by Asklepius, to teach medicine without charging a fee, … Continue reading

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Ruminations of the Ancients

Classical philosophy, Socrates and stuff, has occasionally had the reputation of being rather dry. But could it actually have the power to get to the heart of our feelings about death and dying? There are many studies that go far … Continue reading

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Another year, and for some a final rest

We salute some of the beautiful friends-in-spirit who decide about their Exit this year. Betsy Davis threw a farewell party with friends and family in July. It was her way to say goodbye before becoming one of the first California … Continue reading

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Carloway: clarity or confusion?

ExitEuthanasia Blog has been receiving emails about eleven short words spoken by this man on 19 February this year. “It is not a crime ‘to assist’ another to commit suicide.” Really? 61-year-old Colin Sutherland was a graduate of Edinburgh University … Continue reading

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Death becomes human (last chance!)

Death: the Human Experience is available now and until March 13th 2016 at the Bristol Museum & Art Gallery. With spectacular artefacts, it asks visitors to consider the science, ethics, attitudes and process of death, as well as the variety … Continue reading

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“I’m Not Afraid”

For two and a half years, documentary filmmaker Fadi Hindash followed a psychiatrist as he assists one of his patients with her suicide. It is her story, as well as that of her doctor, facing the reality that helping his … Continue reading

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Afraid of dying?

Earlier this year on this Blog, we added the strapline, Taking away the fear of death. Fear of dying badly is one aspect, hence Exit’s original mission; fear of everything coming to an end is also an aspect. Knowing how … Continue reading

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The quality of mercy is not strain’d

“You wouldn’t let a dog suffer like that” is a phrase that often comes to mind when witnessing the struggles of someone who, despite the best efforts of palliative care, is in a prolonged and unbearable agony: someone who in … Continue reading

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A special treat for readers of ExitEuthanasia Blog

Free! (Or at least as free as we can make them.) The peace of mind obtained from years and years of research, peer-reviewed and supported with the best medical experts and medical journals worldwide, carefully presented in the most comprehensive … Continue reading

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Assisted (costs of) suicide

Most people agree that every person has the right to seek happiness in their own way, and to live life, even choosing the time and manner of death, in the way that they would wish. In Switzerland, any citizen can … Continue reading

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The things that become important

Some of the questions in life can be downright scary. Take death, for instance! We know it’s going to happen yet we do so little about it. When the time comes, sometimes everything happens in a rush. For this Blog … Continue reading

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