Wei-Min Chu is a physician specializing in palliative care. He has served in the palliative care unit for more than 7 years and has accompanied hundreds of dying patients through their last journey of life.
Because of his first-hand experience in serving the dying and the decisions his family had to make when his father was severely ill, Chu started to think about the predicament of those dying and their family members. He believes that everyone should be able to “determine his or her own choice of medical care when he or she is still healthy”. He is advocating the idea of “Advanced Decision”, since it can reduce unnecessary medical care, improve doctor-patient relationships, and make patients complete their last journey in their own way.