What is a dignified death?

What is a dignified death?

In January, Björn Natthiko Lindeblad published a post on social media, where he told that he had run out of time and that he had been helped to die. The debate was not long in coming.

The arguments against are about the fear of a sloping plane, ie that more and more people over time would have the right to euthanasia. From the Swedish Medical Association’s side, a major concern today is who would perform the euthanasia.

But the fact is that there seems to have been a shift in attitudes, especially among doctors towards euthanasia in recent years. In a survey conducted in 2020, a larger proportion of doctors were positive about euthanasia than when a similar survey was conducted in 2007. Doctor PC Jersild, who is in favor of the introduction of euthanasia in Sweden, feels that the debate has become softer.

– I think the Swedish Medical Association has softened, they were very tough opponents until a few years ago. In general, it feels like it has become easier to talk about these issues, he says.

Guests in the program: PC Jersild, doctor and author, Torsten Mossberg, chairman of the Swedish Medical Association’s ethics and responsibility council, Lise Lidbäck, chairman of the Norwegian Neurological Association, Anna Lindblad, ethics researcher at Karolinska Institutet and Staffan Bergström, doctor.

The host is Ulrika Hjalmarson Neideman.

Below we list three organizations where you can get help if you feel bad.
Suicide Line – Mind for Mental Health
Phone: 90101
Chat: chat.mind.se
Email: [email protected]

They are open 24 hours a day, every day. In case of acute suicide risk, you should call 112.

SPES – The Swedish Association for Suicide Prevention and Survivor Support

SPES telephone service: 020 – 18 18 00, every day 19.00 – 22.00

Also offers conversation meetings, etc. More info at spes.se

1177 – The Care Guide
Health care counseling and information about the nearest psychiatric emergency department.
Phone: 1177
Web: www.1177.se


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