We Support the Human Right To a death with dignity

We hold that mentally competent adults who suffer from a terminal illness, intractable physical pain, chronic or progressive physical disabilities, or who face loss of autonomy and selfhood through dementia, have a basic human right to choose to end their lives when they judge their quality of life to be unacceptable.

U.S. Advance Care Plan Registry

There has been some confusion about the Winter 2022 magazine’s Page 9 article “Where there’s a (living) will, there’s a way.” Since 2011, FEN has provided all new members, upon joining, with an application form for the U.S. Advance Care Plan Registry (formerly the U.S. Living Will Registry). The application form includes a FEN-specific “Source Code” that is your key to the free Registry service.  

If you joined FEN before 2011 or have misplaced the application form that was sent in your new member packet, you can email info@finalexitnetwork.org with “Request for Registry Form” in the subject line. We will email the form to you. You will need to print and complete the form, and mail it to the Registry along with your health care documents. The Registry is a FEN member benefit and is available to members only. You can become a member here.


Final Exit Network has published an article in OMEGA - Journal of Death and Dying on our initial findings in an ongoing study examining the reasoning and values people bring to the questions of if and when they might choose to end their lives.


Final Exit Network has created a new advance directive designed to prevent dying people from being hand fed against their wishes -- even if suffering from dementia. Click here to learn more about FEN’s Supplemental Advance Directive for Dementia Care (SADD).


Are you having trouble getting an Advance Directive honored, either for yourself or as Surrogate for a loved one? Help is now just a phone call away. FEN’s new Surrogate Consultant will let you know your rights, walk you through your options, and offer guidance on how to proceed. This is a no-cost FEN service designed to help you enforce the Advance Directive of the patient. Click here for more details and contact information.

Every 65 seconds someone in the U.S. develops Alzheimer's
15 new cases of ALS diagnosed each day in U.S.
New cases of dementia worldwide each year

How We Can Help

Our services are free and are offered nationwide. Our guides travel to you and educate you on personal choices.


We believe no one should suffer a traumatic death, and we will do our best - within the limits of each state's laws - to educate you on your alternatives.


Our guides travel to you and educate you on your personal choices. You must, however, be able to competently choose, as well as be able to effect your exit.


Our Exit Guide Service responds to phone requests for information within 48 hours.

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