One of DMD objectives is to become a space where the different facets and nuances concerning the right to die with dignity could be discussed. Recently, the association made a first approach to the topic performing two qualitative studies through in-depth interviews and focus groups in the City of Mexico, in the city of Puebla and in Tehuitzingo, a rural community in the state of Puebla.
The first study focused on the opinion of the general population, and the second one was aimed at knowing the stand point of doctors who work in the public and/or private sectors and who, due to their specialty, are closer to the options that come up when they take care of terminally ill patients (specialists in neuro-surgery, oncology, general surgery, anesthesiology, intensive therapy, palliative medicine, geriatrics and resident doctors studying this type of specialties).
CDMX Constituent Assembly
Due to the legislative process for the enactment of the City of Mexico Constitution, on October 28, 2016, POR EL DERECHO A MORIR CON DIGNIDAD, A.C. sent to the Constituent Assembly the following proposals in respect to autonomy, rights of patients, and dignified death. Those proposals were included in the current local Constitution ruling in the City of Mexico.