Countdown to APHN 15th Anniversary special edition of newsletter – Day 3

Day 3 – First Chair of APHN, Professor Tetsuo Kashiwagi

Prof Tetsuo Kashiwagi

Dear friends, it’s 3 more days to the release of our special edition newsletter! Today, we will like to share with you some articles on Professor Tetsuo Kashiwagi, the Inaugural Chair of the Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Network! Professor Kashiwagi has been on the Council since then, taking the position as Vice-Chairman of the Pro Tem Committee and Vice-Chairman of the APHN Council since 2004. Today, Professor Kashiwagi is still actively contributing to the network as the Chair of the Advisory committee. He has brought with him his vast experience and wisdom to the organisation as it explored its networking role in the region from 2001 till now.


If you have been following our updates closely, you would have read about our Patron, Dr Shigeaki Hinohara, Japan on Day 7 and our first Executive Director, Dr Rosalie Shaw on Day 5. Professor Kashiwagi is also one of the pioneers in the field of palliative care in the region. He is known to many in Japan as the father of palliative care, when he set up the first palliative care team at Yodogawa Christian Hospital. He has been involved in palliative care in Japan since 1973,  and has written numerous papers and books on the topics of palliative care, like dying, and bereavement care. Read more in the articles below!

Tetsuo Kashiwagi

Palliative Care and the formation of APHN – Presentation by Prof Kashiwagi

Hospice in Japan – Written by Dr Rosalie Shaw on Prof Kashiwagi’s work in Palliative Care

Professor Tetsuo Kashiwagi – Write up about Prof Kashiwagi’s life


Published on: 22 April, 2016 | Last modified: 22 April, 2016