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Journal of Medicine and Life Science 2014;11(2):159-163.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22730/jmls.2014.11.2.159    Published online December 18, 2018.
말기암환자를 위한 제주지역 내 기관의 현황과 제주지역암센터의 역할
The Status of Institutions for End-of-Life Care in Jeju and the Role of Jeju Regional Cancer Center
Han-Sol Hong, Jung-Sik Huh
Death has not been avoided then human will die. Improved sanitation, concerted efforts by public health, new science and technology, and the development if medical interventions have increased life expectancy. Also, needs to improve the quality of life for patients with end-of-life has been increased. As care for patients with terminal illnesses has shifted form home to institutions, lack of familiarity with dying process and death has appeared. Hospice and palliative care is the part of medicine to take care patients with progressive , far-advanced diseases and short life expectancy, less than 6 months, for whom the focus of care is relief of suffering and the quality of life. Subsequent decades have seen a marked growth in the number of institutions operating in Korea. But, hospice and palliative care still take a care for only a small group for dying patients. There have been no data for hospice and palliative care institutions in Jeju. This study is to summary the status of institution for endof life care in Jeju and role of Jeju regional cancer center. Most hospice professionals dont't have experience of hospice palliative care. and has not received proper amount of hospice education in Jeju. There are only 3 institutions and 2 volunteer groups in Jeju. In order to take a care patient with terminal illness, the general consensus that end-of-life care must improve, the public still maintains an adequate attitude toward end-of-life and the role of health workers. Jeju regional cancer center need to improve education programs of hospice palliative care according to the role of it and offer it for hospice care.
Key Words: Death, End-of-Life, Hospice, Palliative care, Jeju
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