About Dr Boudewijn Chabot MD

Boudewijn Chabot (May 26, 1941) is a Dutch psychiatrist-psychotherapist and researcher of peaceful options how to end one’s life.

Long before the Dutch euthanasia law of 2002, he assisted in the self-chosen death of a woman who had no physical illness. The Dutch Supreme Court passed judgement in 1994: “guilty without punishment”. Since then Chabot has devoted his professional life and research to non-doctor assisted dying that is self-chosen and dignified.

Thanks to Chabot’s Guide to Dignified Dying any layperson can take control of such an intimate process as his own death. It provides detailed information on the medication method and the use of inert gas for a self-chosen an dignified death. Chabot has published another book, Taking Control of your Death by Stopping Eating and Drinking that discusses in detail how to make stopping eating and drinking a humane exit for very ill or very old persons. This book is based on his nationwide research that has been published in Social Science and Medicine. More information and PDFs of Chabot’s publications, are to be found here.

Chabot has also produced a film on the helium method and another film in which eyewitnesses of a self-chosen and humane death relate their experiences. More information and trailers of Chabot’s films, are to be found here.

Visitors from the Netherlands can go to the Dutch section of Wikipedia: entry on dr Chabot.


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