CBS Evening News for Sunday, Feb 26, 1989
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(Studio: Susan Spencer) New debate about life and death in Japan featured; details given of budding patient rights program in Japan; scenes shown. [Cnslr. Reverend Takeshi SAITO - says in Japan, patient and family are not told about terminal illnesses by doctors] [Social worker Michiko FUKAZAWA, journalist Kazumi WAKABAYASHI - talk about doctors and patients.] Dedication of Japan's first free-standing hospice noted. [Cancer PATIENT - (thru translator) says she would like to die in hospice.] [WAKABAYASHI - talks about patients' desire to express feelings.] [In group of parents who have lost child, WOMEN - (thru translator) say doctors are haughty; comment on sharing grief.] [SAITO - says he would like to have choice.]
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