Strategies for Development of Palliative Care From the Perspectives of General Population and Health Care Professionals: A Japanese Outreach Palliative Care Trial of Integrated Regional Model Study

Saran Yoshida, Mitsunori Miyashita, Tatsuya Morita, Nobuya Akizuki, Miki Akiyama, Yutaka Shirahige, Takayuki Ichikawa, Kenji Eguchi

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Abstract

This study primarily aimed to identify future actions required to promote palliative care in Japan. The future actions regarded as effective by the general population were “improve physicians’ skill in palliative care” (61%), “create a counseling center for cancer” (61%), and “improve nurses’ skill in palliative care” (60%). In contrast, future actions regarded as effective by the health care professionals were “set up a Web site that provides information about cancer” (72%), “promote consultation with specialists in palliative care” (71%), and “open an outpatient department specializing in palliative care” (70%). The results suggest (1) development and maintenance of settings; (2) enhancement of palliative care education and training programs for health care providers; and (3) improvement in distributing information about cancer and regional palliative care resources to the general population.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)604-610
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Volume32
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Sep 10

Keywords

  • development
  • informational resource
  • Japan
  • knowledge
  • palliative care
  • strategy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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