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Swiss Attitudes to Dying

(from ERGO): Interest in choosing how and when to die has risen dramatically of late. More than 1,200 people underwent an assisted suicide in Switzerland last year, over a third more than in the previous year. In 2014, 742 people (320 men and 422 women) chose an assisted suicide, according to the Federal Statistical Office. In 2003 it was 187.  This is interesting because Switzerland legalized assisted suicide (doctor and non-doctor) as far back as l942. It indicates a serious change in modern attitudes to end-of-life situations.