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  • November 9, 2013

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Eighty-two Percent of SNU Doctors Refuse Life Prolonging Treatment for Themselves

According to a survey of 166 SNU Hospital doctors by Professor YUN Young Ho of the SNU School of Medicine, 82.3 percent replied that they do not want life prolonging treatment in case they are predicted to die of a serious illness within 6 months. However, only 70 percent replied that they would refuse life prolonging treatment when the dying person was one of their parents or a patient.--the reason behind the discrepancy being to avoid blame when the person in question actually dies.

Summarized by LEE HeeUn, SNU English Editor, gurume0221@snu.ac.kr
Proofread by Brett Johnson, SNU English Editor, morningcalm2@gmail.com

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