|Yoshiyuki Kizawa, President|
With my reappointment as president of the Japanese Society for Palliative Medicine, I feel the weight of my responsibility anew. The entire world is in a state of emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Socioeconomic activity is stagnating, and the state of society and people’s lifestyles are changing rapidly. The nature of academic societies is no exception. I would like to reconfirm the philosophy and objectives of this Society, clarify the issues that we need to address in the future, and start the new two-year term of office under a new system.
I believe that the objective of the activities of the Japanese Society for Palliative Medicine is to improve the quality of end-of-life care and the quality of life and quality of death for patients with serious illnesses and their families through the Society’s academic research and additional activities. Therefore, over the next two years, I intend to focus our efforts on the following seven activities with the aim of improving the quality of end-of-life care.
The world of palliative care is at a major turning point. Society is aging at the same time as it is approaching a post- or with-COVID-19 era. I strongly feel that we must change now. I intend to do my utmost to ensure that higher-quality palliative care is practiced in multi-job collaborations for all serious illnesses. I look forward to the opinions and cooperation of our members.
Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine
Department of Palliative Medicine, Kobe University Hospital
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Japanese Society for Palliative Medicine Secretariat
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Osaka 550-0001, Japan
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