As a fan of the television show House, this is still to this day one of the most memorable scenes that I still to this day take to heart.
Here is a woman that was diagnosed with a tapeworm inside of her system. Before being given the true diagnosis, she at one point told the doctors to stop giving her treatments, and wanted to die with dignity. Dr. Gregory House, played by Hugh Laurie jumped in and said that there is no such thing.
When things break down there is no dignity in it. Things in life will always be ugly. The dignity is when we don't give up and continue to power through all those obstacles. When we give up and die from the obstacles, there is never any dignity in it.
In the words of Dr. House "You can live with dignity, we can't die with it."