Nearly 90 per cent of people surveyed said they would want to spend their final days in the familiar surroundings of their community. Photo: Dickson Lee
Pamela Tin
Opinion

Opinion

Pamela Tin

For Hong Kong’s elderly to die with dignity, much better end-of-life care is needed

  • The government’s proposals to improve end-of-life care, such as allowing for dying at home, is only the first step. Better public education and a greater provision of options, particularly in the community, are needed to relieve the burden on public hospitals

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Nearly 90 per cent of people surveyed said they would want to spend their final days in the familiar surroundings of their community. Photo: Dickson Lee
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Pamela Tin

Pamela Tin

Dr Pamela Tin is the lead researcher in health care and ageing at Our Hong Kong Foundation.

Queenie Li

Queenie Li

Queenie Li is an assistant researcher in health care and ageing at Our Hong Kong Foundation.