DignitySA is proud to host the World Federation of Right to Die Societies’ biennial conference and invite you to join us for two days of fascinating talks and a not-to-be-missed debate on the #righttodie.
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We are pleased to announce that Dr. Amparo Espinosa Rugarcía, president of DMD, and Dr. María Asunción Álvarez del Río, counselor of DMD, will participate at the 22nd reunion.
It is a way allowing a competent person to put in writing his will concerning the treatments he would want or he would not want to receive if he were to find himself in a situation where he could not express his will himself. The advance directive comes into force when the person becomes unable to make those decisions.
It is the help that a doctor gives to a patient in response to his request, and it consists in providing him with the means to put an end to his life. The help may be to give him a prescription for a lethal dose of a drug or the drug itself. The patient himself executes the final action that causes death.
Etymologically it means “good death”, and it refers to the action that a doctor performs to induce the death of a patient who has freely requested it because he is enduring an intolerable suffering for which there is no relief, and that is caused by a disease or a medical condition for which there are no healing options.
It is the active and total care of those patients who do not respond to a healing treatment, in which it is a priority to provide relief through the treatment of pain and other symptoms, as well as to care for the psychological, social and spiritual aspects.
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