Welcome to the English homepage of the German Society for Dying with Dignity (DGHS) e.V.

Since being founded in 1980 the DGHS has battled for its major target, the realiziation of the human right of self-determination until the end of life. More than once it had to stand its ground against resistance. The DGHS' work is based on the concept of education and humanism closely connected to provisions for one's old age and to one's personal responsibility.

Various surveys have shown that the German population's overwhelming majority supports the DGHS' positions and demands. The DGHS is proud of having approximately 30.000 members. This is a lot for an organization concerned with patient's protection.