Radio: suicide tourism – Dignitas

The Report, Thursday 2 April 2009, 8pm, BBC Radio 4

“Simon Cox asks what it really means when a Briton commits suicide in Switzerland and probes the myths and reality of the Dignitas organisation. Simon reveals how Swiss right-to-die organisations have extended their services to yet more controversial areas: helping the mentally ill, or those in pain or depressed, to die. He examines the process in detail and asks what safeguards exist.”

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One Response to Radio: suicide tourism – Dignitas

  1. […] The conductor Sir Edward Thomas Downes and his wife Lady Joan have ended their lives at the Dignitas clinic in Zurich. Sir Edward was described as “almost blind and increasingly deaf” in a […]

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