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Difficulties Doctors Experience during Life-Sustaining Treatment Discussion after Enactment of the Life-Sustaining Treatment Decisions Act: A Cross-Sectional Study

Yoo SH, Choi W, Kim Y, Kim MS, Park HY, Keam B, Heo DS

Purpose This study aimed to investigate difficulties doctors experience during life-sustaining treatment (LST) discussion with seriously ill patients and their families after enactment of the LST Decisions Act in February...
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The quality of dying and death for patients in intensive care units: a single center pilot study

Choi Y, Park M, Kang DH, Lee J, Moon JY, Ahn H

BACKGROUND: To identify the necessary care for dying patients in intensive care units (ICUs), we designed a retrospective study to evaluate the quality of dying and death (QODD) experienced by...
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Consensus guidelines for the definition of the end stage of disease and last days of life and criteria for medical judgment

Lee SM, Kim SJ, Choi YS, Heo DS, Baik S, Choi BM, Kim D, Moon JY, Park SY, Chang YJ, Hwang IC, Kwon JH, Kim SH, Kim YJ, Park J, Ahn HJ, Lee HW, Kwon I, Kim DK, Kim OJ, Yoo SH, Cheong YS, Koh Y

In Korea, the Hospice, Palliative Care, and Life-sustaining Treatment Decision-making Act was enacted in February 2016 in order to ensure that the patient's self-determination in end-of-life care processes is respected....
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Palliative and end-of-life care for heart failure patients in an aging society

Okumura T, Sawamura A, Murohara T

The populations of Asian countries are expected to age rapidly in the near future, with a dramatic increase in the number of heart failure (HF) patients also anticipated. The need...
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Attitudes and Opinions of Elderly Patients and Family Caregivers on End-of-Life Care Discussion

Koh SJ, Kim S, Park J, Park KE

BACKGROUND: End-of-life (EOL) care decisions have become an urgent issue in Korea in response to recent legislation called the Life-Sustaining Treatment Decision Act of 2016. The present study attempted to...
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Investigation of Neonatal Staff Members' Attitudes toward End-of-Life Decision Making about Dying Newborns

Lee JH, Cho SY, Kwon KA, Kim MJ

PURPOSE: The objective of this study was to investigate physicians' attitudes toward ethical end-of-life decision making about dying newborns. METHODS: Between October and December 2015, we surveyed 185 neonatal staff members...
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The Current Status of End-of-Life Care in Korea and Legislation of Well-Dying Act

Lee JE, Goo AJ, Cho BL

Recently, the Well-dying Act was legislated in Korea, and it will come into force in 2018. The rapid aging of this society has made many older patients and their families...
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Long-Term Care Utilization among End-of-Life Older Adults in Korea: Characteristics and Associated Factors

Yoon NH, Kim H, Kwon S

BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study is to examine the characteristics of and factors associated with long-term care (LTC) utilization under public long-term care insurance (LTCI) among end-of-life older adults...
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Factors Influencing Performance of End-of-life Care by ICU Nurses

Ko MJ, Moon SH

PURPOSE: This study was a descriptive research to assess the level of and the relationship of related factors in the performance of end-of-life care by intensive care unit (ICU) nurses. METHODS:...
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The End-of-Life Care in the Intensive Care Unit

Moon JY, Shin YS

The intensive care units (ICUs) provide the best possible medical care to help critically ill patients survive acute threats to their lives. At the same time, the ICU is also...
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Trends in the Aggressiveness of End-of-Life Care for Advanced Stomach Cancer Patients

Hong JH, Rho SY, Hong YS

  • KMID: 2167637
  • Cancer Res Treat.
  • 2013 Dec;45(4):270-275.
PURPOSE: It is important to balance the appropriateness of active cancer treatments and end-of-life care to improve the quality of life for terminally ill cancer patients. This study describes the...
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Medical Residents' Perception and Emotional Stress on Withdrawing Life-Sustaining Therapy

Moon JY, Lee HY, Lim CM, Koh Y

BACKGROUND: In order to promote the dignity of terminal patients, and improve end-of-life care (EOL care) in Korea, consensus guidelines to the withdrawal of life-sustaining therapies (LST) were published in...
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The Realities and Associated Factors of Palliative Chemotherapy Near the End of Life in the Patients Enrolled in Palliative Care Unit

Jung D, Hwang S, You HJ, Lee J

BACKGROUND: It is important to know and decide when to end regimen for the quality of life of the patients. However, there is currently no clear agreement on when to...
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Charactersitics and issues of guideline to withdrawal of a life-sustaining therapy

Koh Y, Heo DS, Yun YH, Moon JL, Park HW, Choung JT, Jung HS, Byun BJ, Lee YS

  • KMID: 2341918
  • J Korean Med Assoc.
  • 2011 Jul;54(7):747-757.
Agenerally accepted consensus of end-of-life (EOL) care decision-making did not appear in Korean medical society until the year 2009. To enhance physician's ethical perception of EOL care, consensus guidelines to...
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Physician's Role and Obligation in the Withdrawal of Life-sustaining Management

Koh Y

Patients should be treated with dignity and respect toward the end of their lives, being freed from unnecessary and painful life-sustaining therapy in hospitals. In Korea, the quality of endof-life...
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The Withdrawal of Life-sustaining Management for Dying Patients: A Study in Judicial Precedents Worldwide

Kim JH

The decision to withdrawal of life-sustaining management for dying patients is one of the most difficult challenges in modern medical ethics. Due to the advances in medical science and technology,...
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Do-not-resuscitate Order in Patients, Who Were Deceased in a Medical Intensive Care Unit of an University Hospital in Korea

Lee K, Jang HJ, Hong SB, Lim CM, Koh Y

BACKGROUND: Do-not-resuscitate (DNR) in the event of a cardiac arrest is the most common and important discussion between a patient's family and physicians among the end-of-life decision-making process. To observe...
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