Category: End of Life Care

Disability End of Life Care Japan

Support for people with disabilities lecture in Gunma discusses “life-prolonging treatment”

In 2021, Keiko Emura lost her son at the age of 33. She recalls that the decision to end-of-life care was extremely difficult, but she points out that she was able to “live the way she is now because she was able to see the end of her child’s life.” She said that it is important for parents and children to discuss life-prolonging treatment in case of an emergency.

Disability End of Life Care Japan

Tokyo to allow ambulance staff to halt resuscitation and transportation for terminally ill patients if requested

The Tokyo Fire Department will introduce on Monday standards on stopping resuscitative efforts for patients in the terminal phase of their illness. The metropolitan department has had no clear criteria for how ambulance workers should respond if they are asked to stop resuscitative efforts.