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Department of Palliative Medicine. Tohoku University- School of Medicine

Description
Our Department Provides Both Clinical and Research Experience Regarding Palliative Medicine to Become a Palliative Care Specialist and to Obtain a Degree. In October 2000, the first palliative care unit in national universities in Japan opened in Tohoku University and our department was founded in 2008. Since the establishment of the Cancer Control Act, the needs for palliative medicine have steadily increased. We are practicing “the early palliative care” in cooperate with an appropriate cancer treatment and addressing clinical trials to improve palliative medicine. Our department is one of the core members of nation-wide research group, J support, and also conducting other clinical trials. Thus our graduate students will have many research themes to obtain degrees. Our department has a palliative care specialist certified by the Japanese Society for Palliative Medicine who can educate young doctors to get the certification. They can also learn how to cooperate with other doctors and medical staffs through activities in palliative care team, or have valuable experiences with skillful home care doctors or pain clinic doctors. In our department, doctors can tackle both general practice and clinical research in their favorite balance. We will provide various educational plan for palliative care
Region
Asia
Country
Japan
City
Sendai
Address
2-1 Seiryoumachi, Sendai, Miyagi, 980-8575
Website
https://www.med.tohoku.ac.jp/english/about/laboratory/037.html
Contact person
Dr. Akira Inoue, MD, PhD

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