Dr Mario Oriani-Ambrosini after an emotional speech in parliament in support of the legalization of the medical use of marijuana. He sadly committed suicide at the end of  a terrible battle with cancer.  Click on this image for his story.

Dr Mario Oriani-Ambrosini after an emotional speech in parliament in support of the legalization of the medical use of marijuana. He sadly committed suicide at the end of  a terrible battle with cancer. Click on this image for his story.


Why change is necessary.

  • Although we are strongly supportive of excellent palliative care for all, the reality is that only 4% of South Africans have access to it.  Even for those who are able to obtain palliative care, it’s not always enough and the fact remains that some people still suffer in the last days and weeks of their life.
  • We want to put an end to unnecessary suffering and give dying adults the choice of an assisted death.
  • With no option of an assisted death many dying adults are frightened about their suffering in the last days and weeks of life.
  • Some dying adults attempt suicide. Some refuse food and water to bring about their death. Many ask family members or loved ones to help them die. Those who can afford to may travel abroad for an assisted death.
  • All of these people are denied the choice of a safe assisted death in their own home, surrounded by those they love, at a time of their choosing.
  • The Supreme Court agreed that It's a human rights issue.

 

Why a dying person’s suffering should never be ignored.

With no option of an assisted death many dying adults are frightened about their suffering in the last days and weeks of life. Some dying adults attempt suicide, some refuse food and water to bring about their death. Many ask family members or loved ones to help them die. Those who can afford to may travel abroad for an assisted death. All of these people are denied the choice of a safe assisted death in their own home, surrounded by those they love, at a time of their choosing. ~ Avron Moss (late), Pediatric Neuropsychologist.

Avron Moss -  Click on the image for his story.

Avron Moss - Click on the image for his story.