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Waiting lists at the time of euthanasia

the Exit is at the stop. Anyone who logs in to the euthanasia organization, a possible suicide to clarify accompaniment, since the beginning of December on a waiting list. New members can currently not be euthanasia. The measure is valid for an indefinite period of time. You see to be led to this step, "because currently, the staff capacity in the case of the Assistants and committed suicide companions very scarce", it is called at Exit.

How many people are on the waiting list, don't want to announce the largest Swiss euthanasia organization. Spokesman Jürg Wiler says: "There are very few patients are affected in an emergency situation, and their family members to us. Currently, we make you together with the treating Doctors – more explicitly than usual – on Alternatives such as palliative treatment."

Exit has become a victim of its own success. Between 2010 and today, the number of members of the organization of 52'000 to grow to more than 120'000 people. The tendency is growing. Exit itself advertises on a large scale to new members. In the autumn, with full-page advertisements in several Swiss Newspapers. Also, the euthanasia organization TV commercials with Celebrities like Peach Weber, Rolf knee or the Basel SP-Councillor Anita Fetz produced.

Exit does not want to give up public Relations

this is the active public Relations Exit want to hold on to, although the push advertising campaigns in part to harsh criticism. The conference of bishops was highly critical of the large-scale campaign, and spoke of "Exit, above all, a business model that operates the assisted suicide as a Business and this offense applies". And the Swiss television refused, the Exit advertising to broadcast movies. The assisted Suicide was "not only politically, but also socially highly controversial," said the statement.

Also, given the current capacity problems, the question of whether it makes sense to Exit advertises active to new members. "The criticism of the Exit-to-public campaigns. There are many actors in Switzerland, which reject self-determination at the end of life. We want to change that," says Jürg Wiler. For him, the organization could grow even further. "The more members Exit that join, the greater the impact of the organization for their concerns. Accordingly, there is no upper limit," he says.

At the Exit is also expected in the future with a growth in membership. The euthanasia organization that is based on a survey conducted by the Swiss health Observatory. According to this, commented that 8.5 percent of the respondents to accede to the 55 the intention in the future to a euthanasia organisation. Exit from this derives a potential membership of 250 000 in a few years. So more than twice as many as today.

suicide companions are often absent

Although suicide companion to perform a very delicate task that is not regulated in Switzerland, by law, who may carry out this activity. It is stated only that assisted suicide should not be from selfish motives, or out of greed for money.

Currently, 40 suicide by a companion work on a voluntary basis for Exit. Many would Wiler the parent phase says already, or are in the pension age and would therefore go often in the off-season in the vacation,. "This now leads to a shortage of capacity, especially as our Administration and the Association will be impacted by short-term requests of non-members is particularly strong." Similarly, a disproportionately high number of suicide companion to be currently due to the weather ill. In order to prevent future bottlenecks, Exit currently several interested parties. However, this finish their training until the beginning of next year.

(Sunday newspaper)

Created: 09.12.2018, at 17:08

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