Rose Yang (left) visits a patient with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in a hospital in Taipei, Taiwan. Photo: Facebook/Rose Yang Yu-xing

The fight of her life – for the right to die. Taiwan activist on patient autonomy law, the first in Asia

  • Rose Yang learned at 19 she would spend the rest of her life in a wheelchair. Straight away she started helping people like her make the most of their lives
  • Now she is celebrating Taiwan’s passage of the first right-to-die law in Asia, which she championed and, one day, will use; until then she’ll ‘live life well’
Topic |   Medicine

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Rose Yang (left) visits a patient with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in a hospital in Taipei, Taiwan. Photo: Facebook/Rose Yang Yu-xing
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Luisa Tam

Luisa Tam

Luisa Tam has been a journalist for more than 30 years. She has held a variety of roles during her career, including working as a producer for NDR German TV, a media campaigner with Greenpeace, and as the deputy managing editor of Eastern Express. She previously worked at the Post from 1988 to 1990, before rejoining in her current role in 2015.