Most Koreans Would Prefer to Die in Bosom of Family

中央日報

Dying in the arms of the family without burdening them is the last wish of a majority of Koreans, a survey suggests.

A team led by Prof. Yun Young-ho at Seoul National University Hospital on Wednesday released a survey of 4,176 patients, their families, doctors, and others in 2016 on their ideal death.

Among the 10 options they were given, the biggest proportion chose death in the bosom of their family or other people that are important in their life with 26 percent. A close second was death that does not burden the family with 22 percent, followed by death after all the arrangements have been made with 17 percent.

Among the patients, the biggest group wanted to die without burdening their family with 27.8 percent. But among families of patients, most wanted to spend their loved ones' dying moments with them with 26 percent. 

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