Seeking "Quality of Death"
- How do you want to die?
Japan has become a "super-aged society." Today, longer life has been achieved and dying of old age continues to rise, as many illnesses are now curable due to advances in medical care. This fact is a result of increasing numbers of people hoping to end their lives naturally without suffering, by bypassing available medical care for prolonging life such as the IV or gastrostomy.
Roka Home, a nursing home in Tokyo focuses on how the elderly can die naturally and peacefully. Over a period of 6 months, cameras recorded the final days of the residents in the care of doctors and family.
Also covering research institutions in US and Europe, this program looks at the mechanism of natural death from old age based upon recent scientific findings.
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