Updated annually, The Peaceful Pill Handbook is the leading end-of-life choices guide on methods of self-deliverance which are reliable and peaceful. The book is published within the emerging movement of assisted suicide/ voluntary euthanasia choices. Using Exit International's unique RP Test™ (reliability - peacefulness), the book empowers the reader to compare and contrast different approaches. The only book of its kind to be authored by a scientist who is also a physician, The Peaceful Pill Handbook covers strategies such as Nembutal (sources – including online—storage, testing, use), prescription drugs, the use of inert gases (Helium, Nitrogen) and poisons. The book is aimed at Seniors and folk who are seriously ill who want to be informed of their practical end of life options. An Amazon.com best-seller, The New York Times has said of The Peaceful Pill Handbook, “It lays out methods to end one’s life… the book is banned in Australia and New Zealand. In the US, though, it is only a few mouse clicks away online.” -New York Times, 21 July 2008
About the Author
Dr Philip Nitschke MBBS PhD came to prominence in 1996 when he became the first doctor to administer a legal, lethal, voluntary injection to four terminally ill patients under Australia's Rights of the Terminally Ill Act. An Australian by birth, he is the Founder and Director of the non-profit organisation, Exit International, which has offices in Australia, the US & Europe. Philip holds a PhD is applied physics from Flinders University in Adelaide & is a graduate of Sydney Medical School. Dr Nitschke is the recipient of many awards for his humanitarian work & is an eight-time nominee for Australian of the Year. Philip is the author of three other books, the online Peaceful Pill eHandbook, Killing Me Softly: Voluntary Euthanasia and the Road to the Peaceful Pill (Penguin, 2005) & his autobiography Damned If I Do (with Peter Corris) which was published by Melbourne University Press in 2013.