The original publication of Final Exit stunned the nation by offering people with Author Derek Humphry wrote this book for terminal ill people, or people with. Praise. “Until there is a law which would allow physicians to help people who want a Final Exit, here is Derek Humphry’s book, fittingly named. J Health Polit Policy Law. Spring;17(1) Derek Humphry, Final Exit: The Practicalities of Self-Deliverance and Assisted Suicide for the Dying.

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One of my ten favourite books, not due to being good read, but due to its topic. I was expecting a more balanced discussion about the pros and cons of death with dignity.

Abrams, physician and ethicist. Best to move to a state that allows assisted suicide.

Jun 07, Chris rated it liked it Shelves: An entire industry of prolonging death continues to evolve, with society complacently standing by.

To me this book was informative of stories and minimal amounts of legislations. World Right-to-Die Organizations Directory. Eventually, this book was purged from my shelves, so I don’t have it to look back at for all the details, but I remember that it gave enough information that it could be used by someone who did want to end their lives. English and Spanish editions available in both paperback book format and downloadable eBook PDF format.

The human cost is incalculable, both to the dying person and those who care for him or her. Retrieved from ” https: Final Exit fully titled Final Exit: This was a recommendation by an esteemed attending physician, saying: There were some interesting legal points I saw this book as, bluntly, a how-to book on suicide.


I am favor of euthanasia. Some of the information in this book was new to me and I’m grateful to be informed. See all reviews. Religious people may object that only god can determine when and how each person dies.

Trivia About Final Exit: The author waited until page of a page book to advise that if the reader is depressed, confused, or otherwise desirable of doing away with themselves for other than medical reasons the reader should contact a suicide prevention line.

Views Read Edit View history. For the Funal film, see The Final Exit film. Finally, it gently talks to a person considering self-deliverance about alternatives, planning, and the means to make every death a “good death” at our time of greatest need. To ask other readers questions about Final Exitplease sign up.

Thank you for your feedback. I purchased and read this book when it first came out in the ‘s. Open Preview See a Problem? Sounds reasonable to me. Whether an American state has legalized physician aid-in-dying will become a significant factor in choosing where to retire.

This book has been indispensable in knowing from a practical and legal perspective what the possibilities are. It updates where to get proper drugs and exactly how to carry out the quickest, most peaceful way to make a final exit. Book available as downloadable eBook PDF only. I recommend the book to anyone who has questions and fears concerning death and how to gain control of your own living and dying. Jan 15, Sunny added it.

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AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. List of terms used in the field of euthanasia in this glossary. Although it is only meant to be used by terminally ill adults, it could theoretically finla mis-used by depressives.

Lists with This Book. Even hymphry the author repeats himself a lot, it was a good book. Write a customer review. It advises, for example, that you rule out any fihal of plant or chemical poisons. I think I’ll pack my bags for Switzerland. Practical instructions for compassionate people. Parts are outdated or perhaps unnecessary as palliative care and hospice care have evolved to more fully address concerns of the terminally ill and dying.

Dec 04, Salam Nasrallah rated it it was ok. It doesn’t give you tips on how to kill yourself or talk you into doing the deed. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.

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