First published in 1999, Maruyama explores some significant difficulties and differences in bringing the western hospice philosophy to the Japanese medical culture. Whilst not giving any definite answers, this study determines what some of the critical questions that need to be considered into Japanese medicine, as Mayuyama argues without defining these questions to begin with we cannot find appropriate solutions.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction. 2. The Hospice Movement in the West. 3. The Hospice Movement in Japan. 4. A Comparison of Japanese and Western Hospice Movement. 5. The Western Attitude to Death and Dying. 6. The Japanese Attitude to Death and Dying. 7. Death and Dying and the Japanese Hospice Movement. 8. Doctors, Patients, and the Western Hospice Movement. 9. Doctors, Patients, and the Japanese Hospice Movement. 10. Doctor-Patient Relationships and the Hospice Movement. 11. Conclusion.