When we think of
the future of hospice care in Japan, we will find it important
to enhance the quality of care as well as to increase the
number of hospice care units. Thus it is exceedingly important
that we consider carefully both the quality and the quantity
of hospice care. Also we will strive to help the entire hospice
movement grow stronger in quality as well as in quantity.
The quality, rather than the quantity, is certain to become
the essential factor of hospice care in the future. This is
confirmed by the history of hospice in the advanced nations
of today. We hope to keep in close touch with other countries
and to make whatever contribution is possible to the development
of hospice care throughout Japan and the rest of the world.