Poll finds AIDS patients’ final wishes

FAMILY FIRST:After spending time with loved ones, other popular choices for last wishes included: departing the world in peace, making amends or expressing gratitude

Taipei Times
Date: Dec 02, 2015
By: Chen Ping-hung and Jonathan Chin  /  Staff reporter, with staff writer

In a poll conducted by the Taiwan Harmony Home Association, 34 percent of AIDS patients

Taiwan Harmony Home Association founder and secretary-general Yang Chieh-yu, right, and Han Kuo-chiang, an AIDS-prevention speaker and AIDS patient, make the shape of a heart to mark World AIDS Day at a news conference in Taipei on Monday.  Photo: Chen Ping-hung, Taipei Times

Taiwan Harmony Home Association founder and secretary-general Yang Chieh-yu, right, and Han Kuo-chiang, an AIDS-prevention speaker and AIDS patient, make the shape of a heart to mark World AIDS Day at a news conference in Taipei on Monday. Photo: Chen Ping-hung, Taipei Times

said they want to spend the last day of their life with their family.

The association — a charity group founded in 1986 that operates halfway homes for AIDS patients who are unable or unwilling to live at home — said it published the survey to raise awareness for World AIDS Day, which was yesterday.

The survey had 88 respondents aged between 19 and 80, about 90 percent of whom were men, in addition to two family members of AIDS patients, according to Harmony Home’s Enterprise Development Department director Chiao Hui-ling (喬慧玲).

The survey asked respondents to pick a final wish for their last days from six options: family, spirituality, life, health, work or travel, Chiao said.     [FULL  STORY]

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