Hongyeul Lee, MD is an assistant professor in Internal Medicine at Inje University College of Medicine and a respiratory specialist in the Department of Respiratory Allergy and Critical Care Medicine at Inje University, Busan Paik Hospital, Busan, South Korea.
He completed an MS in respiratory medicine and is in the Ph.D.
course in Humanities and Social Science in Medicine at Inje University College of Medicine.
As the long-time manager of the medical intensive care unit, he has
taken care of lung cancer patients and terminally ill patients at an Oncologic Center. He is now an expert in patients with terminal chronic lung disease.
As vice chair of the ethics committee of Inje University Busan Paik Hospital, he serves as a consultant on medical ethical issues occurring in the hospital. He teaches medical ethics and holds case meetings on medical ethics with medical students in Busan.
Dr. Lee is a member of the Medical Ethics Society and is conducting research on death and death with dignity in the Death and End-of-Life Care Research Group. He is an expert on death and end-of-life management in various hospitals. Based on these experiences, he is deeply interested in the subject of dying in the hospital. His specialized research includes withholding and withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment, Physician-Associated Suicide, Death with dignity, Palliative and Hospice care, and End-of-Life Care.
The subject of his current research is autonomy based on intolerable suffering in patients with terminal disease. In addition, it focuses on disagreement between patients and medical staff during the dying process.