On Monday December 19, a forum for the “beautiful end of life” was held at the National Assembly of South Korea. It was organised by
Recently, an opposition lawmaker has submitted a bill that allows “physician-assisted death with dignity” for patients suffering from severe pains. However, all parties involved –
More than 85,000 terminally ill South Koreans have chosen to forgo life-prolonging treatment since the legalization of the right to die with dignity two years ago,
Jung Min-ho from The Korea Times reported on the passing of the “well dying” bill, which will come into effect in 2018. Although it limits
The Journal of Medical Ethics published an article by Ivo K., et al. on end of life attitudes in Korea, China and Japan. It concluded
Sergio Zorrilla, a philosopher specializing in bioethics on the Faculty of Medical Sciences at the University of Santiago, said about persistent vegetative states, that of 20,000 people who have been in this state, maybe two will wake up, and they do not return to normal at all.”It makes no sense to prolong the suffering and the act of dying,” he argued, “because it not only hurts the person who is dying, but all of the patient’s loved ones as well. It makes no sense to prolong the agony when medicine can cure and heal other patients.