The Peaceful Pill Handbook is the leading self-help guide to end of life planning for Seniors and folk who are seriously ill. The Handbook provides detailed discussion and analysis of strategies in lay language which everyone can understand. Topics covered include: the old fashioned barbiturates, gases, prescription drugs, poisons and the three Swiss assisted dying services available to foreigners.
The Peaceful Pill Handbook was originally published in the U.S. in 2006, but has had many updates since then. It is written by Australians, Dr Philip Nitschke and his wife, Dr Fiona Stewart, founders of Exit International. While the book was initially granted an 18+ rating in Australia, in early 2007 the publication was refused classification (RC) by the Classification Board. In 2008 the on-line handbook was launched.
The Peaceful Pill Handbook and The Peaceful Pill eHandbook are sold from the Exit International website store.
NB: Dying with Dignity NSW does not encourage anybody to end his or her life, does not provide information on self-deliverance, does not provide people with equipment or medication that could be used to end lives, and does not help anyone end his or her life. As an organisation, Dying with Dignity NSW is neutral (in that it neither supports nor opposes) Exit International’s policy on self-deliverance, but we defend the right of Dr Nitschke and members of his organisation to speak publicly about end of life planning.