History of Hospice Palliative Care Japan

1991 The Japanese Association of Hospices and Palliative Care Units was founded.
1995 The association conducted a status survey on the use of palliative care units. (The survey has been conducted every year until present.)
1996 The association published [Standards for Hospice Palliative Care Programs].
1999 The association conducted a survey on bereaved families’ satisfaction with hospice palliative care units.
2001 The association published [Education Curriculum (for Multiple Professions)].
2002 The association became a member of the Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Network (APHN).
2004 The association was renamed Hospice Palliative Care Japan.
2005 The association published [Hospice Palliative Care Standards and Evaluation Guidelines].
2006 The association launched a campaign called [The Hospice Palliative Care Week]. (The campaign has been held every October until present.)
2009 The association became a member of the Worldwide Palliative Care Alliance (WPCA).
2010 The association published a report on the [Standards for Home Hospice Palliative Care].
2012 The association published [Guidelines for Doctor Education and Training in Palliative Care Units].
2013 The association implemented a program for palliative care units to self-evaluate and share data.
2014 The association started a program of the Specialized Palliative Care Education for Nurses Program (SPACE-N).
2016 The association started“AQA-HPCJ: Accreditation of Quality Assurance in Hospice /Palliative Care Japan” to evaluate hospice palliative care units approaches to improve care quality.