Dignitas Clinic

An assisted suicide group in Switzerland that helps persons with terminal illness and certain physical and mental illnesses to die assisted by qualified doctors and allied health personnel, provided that they are of sound judgement, and the decision is made of their own free will, without any form of coercion, criteria required by the Federal Supreme Court of Switzerland
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Jackie Baker, who had motor neurone disease, travelled by train to Switzerland with her daughters, Tara O'Reilly and Rose Baker, to attend the Dignitas clinic.
The 61-year-old travelled to the famed Dignitas clinic in Zurich suffering from terrible pain with secondary breast cancer that had spread to her lungs and liver.
They come after the high-profile death of tumour patient Jeffrey Spector, 54, of Lytham, Lancs, at a Swiss Dignitas clinic.
In 2011, he featured in a documentary about suicide in which he followed a man with motor neurone disease to the Dignitas clinic in Switzerland to see him take a lethal dose of barbiturates.
The 75-year-old's daughters Jill Potier Godinho and Jane Greenshields said they supported their father's decision to end his life in a Dignitas clinic in Zurich on August 15.
Marie Gosney Billingham, Teesside DEVOTED son Andrew Squires' tale of taking his mother to Switzerland's Dignitas clinic to die has convinced me that we do need something similar over here.
A 65-YEAR-OLD woman and her son have been arrested after police suspected they were planning to take her husband to the Dignitas clinic in Switzerland to commit suicide, sources said.
DIGNIFIED: Glenys Porter travelled to the Dignitas clinic to end her own life.
The family of Kay Carter who took her to Switzerland to end her life in the Dignitas clinic are challenging the law.
The award-winning Discworld author said the poor quality of end-of-life care in the UK was leading to people travelling to the controversial Dignitas clinic in Switzerland, where he filmed the Choosing to Die documentary last year.
The fellow rugby player, from Worcestershire, ended his life at the Swiss Dignitas clinic in 2008 after also being paralysed by the sport.