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There is a detailed meeting with the consulting doctor and the medical records are re-examined (also by a second doctor). If relatives or loved ones have accompanied the client to Dignitas, the doctor may wish to interview these family members and/ or friends as well. Don’t be surprised if you are interviewed together, then individually, then together again.
Once the medical consultation has taken place and if the doctor is satisfied, a prescription for pentobarbital will be written. The drug is not handed over to the client at the time of the consultation with the doctor. Rather, approval at this stage means that the final appointment – the time when the death can take place – is then able to be made. The doctor’s approval means that the drug will be available for consumption by the client at the Dignitas house on the chosen day.
The Final Appointment
The final appointment is held at the Dignitas house in an outer suburb of Zurich.
This appointment can take place quite quickly after the medical review, sometimes the following day. Two Dignitas staff will be present.
A third member of the Dignitas team may arrive during the appointment and deliver the drugs that will be used.