August 25, 2018 “Team Approach in End of Life Care in the United States” Ochanomizu Total Pain Conference (Tokyo, Japan)

August 25, 2018 “Team Approach in End of Life Care in the United States” Ochanomizu Total Pain Conference (Tokyo, Japan)

第5回トータルペイン緩和研究会のお茶の水緩和ケアカンファレンスにご招待いただき「日本と違う!?終末期をチームで支える米国ホスピスケア」というタイトルで米国の ホスピス事情そしてホスピスハワイの取り組みについてお話させていただきました。米国では終末期における身体的な苦痛のみではなく、精神的、社会的、スピリチュアルな 苦痛の緩和にチームで関わります。医師や看護師の方を始め、300名を超える方々にお 集まりいただきました。

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Dr. Morita appeared as the keynote speaker at the annual Ochanomizu Total Pain Conference co-sponsored by Hisamitsu Corporation and Grief Care Institute of Sofia University hosted at the Juntendo University Graduate School of Medicine campus. Dr. Morita’s lecture and slideshow addressed the topic: “Team Approach in End of Life Care in the United States.”  Three hundred (300) physicians, nurses, hospital administrators, psychologists and other healthcare providers attended the conference to learn how western medicine increasingly adopts a cross-discipline approach when treating terminally ill patients. This treatment strategy emphasizes the need to treat more than the patient’s physical pain. It requires healthcare professionals to embrace the emotional, psychological and even spiritual needs of terminally ill patients and their loved ones.

 


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