Legal resources . . .
Links to relevant statutes etc are listed in the right hand column on the main page of this blog. Please scroll down and select the item you need.
Living Will / Advance Directive resources . . .
Many people are confused about living wills (a legally enforceable document allowing you (in a nutshell) to refuse ‘heroic measures.’ With a simple document, all you need to do is fill in your details. A more involved document gives you better protection but takes much more time and thought to complete. Exit members receive both types of document in a New Member’ Pack. Here’s a downloadable guide on using living wills:
Seven Step Model Scenario for living wills
Self-deliverance resources . . .
For more information on our self-deliverance books (techniques explained), newsletters, and workshops, please click on ‘Publications’ on the menu at the top of this page. Only Exit members can apply to attend our workshops. The workshops are held from time-to-time across the U.K. an are full-day, hands-on empowerment sessions. Please note that they are not the same as the workshops run by “Exit International” which are simple, two-hour, illustrated lectures.
Assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia resources . . .
If you live in a country that does not provide these, it is generally not possible to visit another country – the Netherlands for instance – to receive euthanasia (a peaceful injection). Although non-residents are often not barred, the rules usually state that the doctor must have known the patient for a long time, so in practice it is not possible to travel for the sake of obtaining voluntary euthanasia.
An exception is Switzerland. The main organisation which will, help foreigners is well-known – it is called Dignitas. They have an easy-to-find website with lots of information and a free guide about their services. (Including information in English.) Be warned that the costs can be very considerable and also that a lot of detailed paperwork may involved. (Please note we do not liaise for you with Dignitas – they are a separate group.)