Dignified death

Dignified death is a somewhat elusive concept often related to suicide. One factor that has been cited as a core component of dignified death is maintaining a sense of control.[1] Another view is that a truly dignified death is an extension of a dignified life.[2] There is some concern that assisted suicide does not guarantee a dignified death, since some patients may experience complications such as nausea and vomiting.[3] There is some concern that age discrimination denies the elderly a dignified death.[4]


  1. Nancy Neff (June 2, 2008), A Dignified Death, University of Texas at Austin, archived from the original on 2012-10-19
  2. Michael J. Meyer, Aid in Dying, Santa Clara University
  3. Richard M. Doerflinger, A Dignified Death for the Suicide Agenda?, National Right to Life, archived from the original on 2010-06-22
  4. Elderly 'denied dignified death', BBC News, 25 May 2005
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