Supportive Care in Cancer

, Volume 7, Issue 2, pp 62–63 | Cite as

The development for the Japanese Society for Palliative Medicine

  • Kunihiko Ishitani
SUPPORTIVE CARE INTERNATIONAL
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Abstract

The early days of the hospice movement in Japan are described and developments traced up to the present day.

Key words Hospice Japan Palliative care Quality of life 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kunihiko Ishitani
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  1. 1.Higashi Sapporo Hospital, 3–3–7–35 Higashi Sapporo, Shiroishi-ku, Sapporo Hokkadido, 008–8585 Japan e-mail: ishitani@hsp.er.jpJP

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