Japan: Caring for the emotional and spiritual needs of terminally ill patients

021214An article in The Japan Times highlights some of the ways in which hospice and palliative care patients’ emotional and spiritual needs are catered for.

The article described how Jito Sasaki, a Buddhist nun, visits a hospital in Tokyo several days each month as a volunteer, talking to patients and playing the ocarina (an ancient wind instrument) to “help remind patients of the precious time they’ve spent with their families…read more

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