Japan is unlike anywhere else in the world and is today a fluid, fascinating study of extremes. Ancient history jostles with neon modernity, rigid tradition with explosive counter-culture and Zen serenity with heaving humanity.
This tour takes you to the heart of both historic and modern Japan while exploring Japanese approaches to palliative care. This tour will include a range of professional visits looking at how palliative care has developed in Japan, through training and facilities. Meet with leading palliative care professionals and discuss the achievements being made in Japan and the on going challenges they face with their aging population.
Gain real insight into palliative care in Japan, while experiencing many other facets of this country. For every face of Japan, there is another waiting to be seen, so that each visitor comes away with their own vision of this genuinely extraordinary land.
David Oliviere is a consultant in psychosocial palliative care, a social worker, an educationalist and a clinical supervisor. He is former director of Education and Training at St Christopher’s Hospice in London and visiting professor at the School of Education and Health Sciences at Middlesex University.
David trained at Nottingham University in social administration and social work. With a background in psychiatric social work and management in the personal social services, David was involved in founding Pilgrim’s Hospice, Canterbury, before joining the North London Hospice as Director of Social Work. Subsequently, David worked as Community Care Advisor for ethnic minorities and refugees, London Borough of Enfield, and as Macmillan Principal Lecturer in Palliative Care at Middlesex University, whilst practising at the Macmillan Support Team in Barnet Hospital.
David has contributed to several publications, spoken internationally and has jointly edited a number of books including, “Good Practices in Psychosocial Care”, “Loss, grief and bereavement”, “Patient Participant in Palliative Care”, “Resilience in Palliative Care”, “Death, Dying and Social Differences” and “Narratives and Stories in Palliative Care”.
He currently practises as a couple and bereavement counsellor and professional interests include work with families in palliative care; culture and ethnicity; staff support; bereavement; and strength-based approaches. He is joint lead for a new theatre project in palliative care education, “Stories That Speak”.
$4895.00 per person ( ground only excluding International flights and airport transfers)