Show Summary Details
Page of

Palliative care in Japan 

Palliative care in Japan
Palliative care in Japan

Sayaka Takenouchi

and Keiko Tamura

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD MEDICINE ONLINE ( © Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Medicine Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 04 December 2021

In Japan, the palliative care approach to patients and families differs from the approach provided by other departments, especially the consideration of patients‘ families and cultural backgrounds, which plays a significant role in planning their care. Even if palliative care at home becomes well developed, there will always be patients who will choose to spend the last days of their lives in the general hospitals. It is therefore essential to offer chances for any medical professionals who provide care to patients and families facing life-threatening illness to be educated so that they can offer high quality palliative care for those in need.

Access to the complete content on Oxford Medicine Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.