Author Archives: Mindy Gentz

August 15, 2007

Dignity on the Deathbed

We often hear the phrase “Let her die with dignity,” used in the context of a patient seeking withdrawal of treatment or even physician assisted suicide. However, references to human dignity in such situations are frequently misused. Dignity, that inherent … Read More

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August 14, 2006

Dignity on the Deathbed

In his riveting account, labeled “An Act of Love” by The Guardian, Michael Graham describes bringing his wife to Dignitas, a Swiss non-profit organization which helps the chronically ill commit suicide. Dignitas’ motto is “Live with dignity, die with dignity.” At issue here is the nature of human dignity and the reasons why groups like Dignitas claim it is preserved through suicide. Read on for my review of this account. Read More

Posted by Mindy Gentz

Posted in End of Life

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