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Increasing Number of Patients Expected to Turn Down Life-Sustaining Treatment

Increasing Number of Patients Expected to Turn Down Life-Sustaining Treatment

SEOUL, Feb. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – Expectations are the number of terminal patients who refuse life-sustaining treatment will rise going forward. A bill revising the law pertaining to medical treatment for life prolongation was approved in the parliamentary Health and Welfare Committee on February 22, according to the Ministry of Health and Welfare. It appears [...]

Lack of Hospice Care Infrastructure Affects Terminal Patients in South Korea

Lack of Hospice Care Infrastructure Affects Terminal Patients in South Korea

SEOUL, June 21 (Korea Bizwire) – Despite the South Korean government’s national health insurance reform, which will cover palliative care for an extended number of terminally ill patients from August, many fear the lack of hospice care infrastructure in the country will not live up to the expectations of ‘dying well’. Hospice care, which refers [...]