The below presentation, “What is ‘Death with Dignity’?” by Judith Snyderman of the Final Exit Network, took place on Friday, June 14, 2019, at the Congregation for Humanistic Judaism of Metro Detroit.
The Final Exit Network carries out legal efforts to support people’s rights to ‘self-deliverance’, seeking to clarify existing laws that are ambiguous as to self-deliverance and working to extend them where appropriate.
Ms. Snyderman, who grew up in the Conservative movement, discusses the current status of death with dignity laws in the United State and the choices that are available to us to increase our chances of having a good death: pain free, peaceful, dignified, in a location of our choice and surrounded by those we love. She includes information on living wills and more.
The Final Exit Network mirrors the attitudes of Humanism, believing that no one should suffer a traumatic death. It does its best, within the limits of state laws, to educate people about their alternatives.