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The Subjective Perception and Characteristics of the Middle-aged on Death with Dignity
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  • Journal title : Journal of Digital Convergence
  • Volume 13, Issue 12,  2015, pp.413-422
  • Publisher : The Society of Digital Policy and Management
  • DOI : 10.14400/JDC.2015.13.12.413
 Title & Authors
The Subjective Perception and Characteristics of the Middle-aged on Death with Dignity
Shin, Sun-Ho; Shin, Won-Shik;
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 Abstract
This study is to grasp fundamental data to prepare the policy about death with dignity(DwD) by grasping perception type of the middle-aged about DwD. 32 middle-ages test Q-sort with 30 statements which is related to DwD. The result of analysis shows that subjective perception types are permission type, opposition type, and limited permission type. First, 'permission type' indicates that DwD by self-determination of patients should be accepted; it is necessary to patients with extreme pain. Second, 'opposition type' insists that there will be more people dying unfairly; a trend to make light of human life could be in everywhere if DwD is permitted. Third, 'limited permission type' agrees with permitting DwD but insists on preparing specific legal system before that. The subject, DwD, itself seems not to be able to draw a complete agreement from people, but national opinions should be reflected during the process of DwD system.
 Keywords
death with dignity;permission type;opposition type;limited permission type;the middleaged;
 Language
Korean
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