Dignity SA - Legally Assisted Dying (Euthanasia) in South Africa

Postal Address: PO Box 927, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa
Phone: +27 (0)76 942 4477
Fax: +27 (0)21 959 1325
Cell: +27 (0)76 942 4477
After Hours Number: +27 (0)76 942 4477
Contact Person: Lee Last
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Dignity SA - Legally Assisted Dying (Euthanasia) in South Africa

Our Vision
Our vision is a world where every individual is afforded the basic human right to self-autonomy in end-of-life decisions

Our Mission
Our mission is to advocate for a change in South African laws that would enable mentally competent adults the option of a dignified death, should they so choose. We aim to do so by fighting unjust laws, addressing the Constitutional Courts and educating South Africans on their current and potential rights and options.
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Advance Directive Planning Guide and Advance Directive Form

 What is an Advance Directive?

An Advance Directive is a document in which you make known your wishes for your personal care, and for your medical treatment or non-treatment. It only comes into effect if you are found to lack capacity to make personal decisions.

Why you should have an Advance Directive!
In a medical emergency, or any other circumstance which leaves you unable to communicate, your Advance Directive will help those responsible for your care to decide on your treatment. And it will help your loved ones to make the right decisions on your behalf.

Without an Advance Directive you may be subject to aggressive medical intervention, which you may not want to have. Or you may have a specific medical condition for which you do want all available treatment.

 Planning ahead with an Advance Directive can give your principal caregiver, family members, and other loved ones peace of mind when it comes to making decisions about your future health care. It lets everyone know what is important to you, and what is not. Talking about death with those close to us is not about being ghoulish or giving up on life, but a way to ensure greater quality of life, even when faced with a life-limiting illness or tragic accident. When your loved ones are clear about your preferences for treatment, they’re free to devote their energy to care and compassion.

Download your copy of DSA’s Advance Directive Planning Guide (23 pages):
Advance-Directive-Planning-Guide-May-2014.pdf (756 KB)

Download your copy of DSA’s Advance Directive Form (7 pages):
Advance-Directive-Form-May-2014.pdf (280 KB)

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