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The Tokyo declaration

Thursday, August 20, 1970

The following Declaration was made at the 15th International Conference of the World Federation of Right to Die Societies held in Tokyo, Japan from September 30 to October 3, 2004.

Health professionals attending the 15th World Conference of the World Federation of Right to Die Societies, in Tokyo in October 2004, declare their support for all patients having living wills and other advance directives, documenting their treatment preferences when near the end of life. lso, we believe that physicians, nurses and others caring for patients must acknowledge and follow the directives provided in these documents, even when the choices made by the patient lead to what may be an unintentionally induced hastened death.

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