Korean J Hosp Palliat Care.  2011 Sep;14(3):138-143.

The Role of Korean Hospice Care in the Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Society

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. y331@catholic.ac.kr

Abstract

Korean hospice care has been greatly developed in a short period of time, thanks to help of foreign specialists and aids from developed countries. With enormous growth in economy, Korea which once received foreign aids now give help to other countries. It is the time for the Korean hospice society to consider ways to make an international contribution. That way, Korea could help terminal patients both in Korea and neighboring countries overcome sufferings, maintain their dignity as human beings until the end of their lives and have a comfortable moment of death. Thus, we need to think about ways to contribute to the international hospice society and make related plans.

Keyword

Hospices; International cooperation; Gift giving

MeSH Terms

Asia
Developed Countries
Gift Giving
Hospice Care
Hospices
Humans
International Cooperation
Korea
Palliative Care
Specialization
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