St. Gallen, 15.8.13 (Kipa) A commission issued a recommendation for nursing homes to deal with suicide organizations in the canton of St. Gallen. This was announced by the Canton on Wednesday. A general access or denial of access to basic euthanasia organizations in all of St. Gallen homes would be "no solution", it says in the message. The Commission for Gerontology yet stresses the importance of transparency for members, residents and home workers.
If the move to a nursing home is necessary for the elderly, it is important for them and their families to know when choosing the facility whether euthanasia organizations have access to an institution or not.
A general access or a fundamental denial of access for euthanasia organizations would be "no solution" in the Commission's view. Homes would differ for their employees as well as residents.
The Commission is of the opinion that homes should regulate and communicate clearly in dealing with euthanasia organizations. "Not only relatives and residents, but also employees rely on transparency, what and if it is possible." This uncertainty could be avoided.
Definitions and Information about Regulations in Other Cities
The recommendation, a twelve-page document, contains further explanations of terms around the topic of "euthanasia", information on regulations in other cities, literature as well as an annex on the approach to assisted suicide by a suicide organization.
The Commission for Gerontology works on behalf of the Department of the Interior. It deals with themes such as old-age policy. (Kipa / com / bal / pen)