Palliative medicine and the hospice movement in Taiwan

  title={Palliative medicine and the hospice movement in Taiwan},
  author={Y L Lai and Wen Hao Su},
  journal={Supportive Care in Cancer},
  • Y. Lai, W. Su
  • Published 1 September 1997
  • Medicine
  • Supportive Care in Cancer
Abstract Taiwan is an island country, with a small area and a dense population. Cancer has been the leading cause of death for over 15 years, and the number of cancer deaths is increasing year by year. The hospice movement started in 1983, and the first hospice was set up in 1990. There are more than ten hospices at present. Three foundations and one other organization have joined in with the hospice movement. The capacity of the hospice service cannot meet the needs for care. Education… 
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