After graduating from Yonsei University, she has been teaching medical students at the Catholic Kwandong University. She is one of the research member of the East Asian cross-cultural collaborative Study to Elucidate the Dying process (EASED) and Delphi study on advance care planning in EAST Asia. She served as the research director of the Korean Society for Hospice and Palliative Care and the president of the Korean Palliative Medicine Research Network.
She served as a member of the Ethics Committee, and the secretary of the Training and Examination Committee of the Korean Society for Hospice and Palliative Care and as chair of the Hospice Palliative Care special committee of the Korean Academy of Family Medicine.
She is eager to educate students about hospice-palliative care and ACP. She was recognized for her contribution to hospice and palliative care and received the Minister of Health and Welfare award in 2019.