Dying at Home
Dying at home has been a longtime tradition among the Japanese people. Death was part of everyday life at home. In 1951, 88% of Japanese died at home, however in 2013 the number dropped to 13%. It is now the norm to die in hospitals. We follow Dr. Kaoru Konta who is on a quest to help people who wish to die at their homes while surrounded by loved ones. It’s not an easy job. We witness how Dr. Konta provides patients and families with medical and emotional support. We discover how her patients feel and how family members manage their grief.
28 min/ Japan (NHK World)/ 2016
Dr. Kaoru Konta is on a quest to help people who wish to die at home rather than in hospital.