"For Diakonie, life from the beginning to the end is in God´s hands, who gives life dignity and meaning." With this statement, Diakonie in Bavaria has clearly pointed out years ago which principle is important when dealing with dying. Admittedly, the debate on ethical issues at the end of life must not only be done in words, is also has to have consequences - for the sake of the dying, their families and the people working in our facilities.
Diakonie´s claim to allow everybody a dignified life until the end must be embedded in certain conditions to guarantee this dignity. These conditions include the ethical and professional qualification of the employees who are in charge of this important and highly responsible task. With the initiative hospice and palliative care the Bavarian Diakonie has reached more than 150 facilities dealing with old people´s help. After legislators have improved the conditions, Diakonie has focused on the training of palliative professionals to satisfy the people´s wish: to be able to die at home with no pains and in dignity - in a conscious way that allows social contact right until the end.
Diakonie in Bavaria is convinced that it can help to allow a dignified life until the end - regardless of where life´s last hours are spent.
Learn more by watching the film "Sozialpolitik leicht gemacht - die Hospizarbeit der Diakonie".