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Graduate School of Nursing

Nursing Education


Professor
Chie Ogasawara
RN, MEd., Ph.D.
Specialty
Nursing Education
End-of-life Care Nursing
Research Topics
  • Educational Strategy for Development of Nurses’ Practical Abilities
  • Validity & Accuracy of Nursing Diagnoses
  • Pain Management and Symptom Management for Cancer Patients with End-of-Life
  • Educational Intervention for End-of-Life Care
  • Development of measurement scale
Recent Publications
  • Nakahashi, M., Ogasawara,C., Yoshioka,S., Itoh, A., Ikeuchi, K., and Kouchi, F. (2013). Characteristics and Effective Factors of Family Functioning with Terminally Ill cancer Patients. Journal of Japanese Society of Cancer Nursing, 27(1), 43-59.
  • Imura, K., Hayashi,T., Ogasawara, C. (2011) . Verification of a Conceptual model of Emotional Intelligence, Nursing Goal Attainment, and Related Factors. Japan Association of Applied IT Healthcare, 6(2), 143-153.
  • Yoshioka, S., Ogasawara, C., Nakahashi, M., Itoh, K., Ikeuchi, K., and Kouchi, F. (2009). Development of a “MITORI” Care Scale to Evaluate Nursing Care for Patients with End-stage Cancer and Their Families. Journal of Japan Academy of Nursing Science, 29(2):, 11-20.
  • Tsuji, C., Ogasawara, C., Takeda, C., Katayama, Y., Imura, K., and Nagayama, H. (2007). The Plateau Phenomena and Factors Related to the Development of Nurses’ Practical Abilities. Journal of Japanese Society of Nursing research, 30(5), 31-38.

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Professor
Emiko Shinozaki
RN, Ph.D.
Specialty
Nursing Education
Research Topics
  • Physical assessment
  • Communication skill
  • Simulation-based education
Recent Publications
  • Shinozaki,E., Fujii, T.,Ueda Y., & Yamaguchi N.(2011). Perception of Physical assessment in clinical setting by Japanese nurses. Medicine and Biology, 155(11),785-739.
  • Shinozaki,E., Watanabe, Y.,Sakata S., Sumitani S., Yamaguchi N., & Ueda Y.(2010). The effects of explanatory model from standardized patients on nursing students’ overall perceptions of assessment. Journal of Japan Academy of Nursing Education, 20(1),49-61.
  • Shinozaki, E. & Yamauchi, T. (2009). Nursing competencies for physical assessment of the respiratory system in Japan. Nursing and Health Sciences, 11(3),285-292.
  • Shinozaki, E. & Yamauchi, T. (2007). Minimum Essentials of physical assessment on respiratory system in basic nursing education. Journal of Japan Academy of Nursing Scinece, 27(3),21-29.

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Associate Professor
Chiharu Ito
RN, Ph.D.
Specialty
Nursing Ethics
Research Topics
Nursing Ethics
Recent Publications
  • Ito, C. & Ota, K. (2011).Ethics content in nurse education in Japan:A Delphi study. Nursing Ethics, 18(3), 364-377.
  • Ito, C., Natsume, M. & Ota, K. (2013). Understanding and future issues in educational content for the development of a nursing ethics education program―A survey of new graduate nurses in Central Japan Area. Journal of Japanese Nursing Ethics,5(1), 51-57.
  • Ito,C. & Natsume, M. (2015). Ethical dilemmas facing chief nurses in Japan: A Pilot study. Nursing Ethics,18(3), 364-377.

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Health Management Nursing


Professor
Nakako Fujiwara
MD, RN, Ph.D.
Specialty
Management of Nursing and Healthcare
Research Topics
  • Construction of Nursing Management System for Supporting Recuperation Life in Local Community
  • Healthcare System Based on Function Differentiation in Hospital
  • Discharge Support System for Connecting Hospital and Local Community
  • Interprofessional Collaboration in Health Nursing
  • Safety and Quality in Healthcare
  • Epidemiology of OPLL (ossification of posterior longitudinal ligaments)
Recent Publications
  • Fujiwara,N., Ono,K., Morita,E., & et al. (2013). Self Assessment of Ward Nurse on Discharge Support in an Acute Care Hospital. Bulletin of Aichi Prefectural University, School of Nursing & Health, 19, 49-59.
  • Kobayashi,S., Kato,K., Fujiwara,N., & et al. (2013). Comparative study of ethical problems on national board exams in Japan for healthcare professions - specific examples of physicians, pharmacists, and speech therapists. Int J Med Sci Public Health, 2(2), 376-381.
  • Fujiwara,N., Katsuyama,K., Miyaji,M., & et al. (2009). Relationships between hospital-nurse turnover rate and region-specific medical environment and socio-cultural characteristics, Bulletin of Social Medicine, 26(2), 87-96.

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Development Nursing

Pediatric Nursing


Professor
Michiko Mori
RN, Ph.D.
Specialty
Child Health Nursing
Research Topics
  • Care of Infant acute phase disease
  • Care of childhood cancer
  • Care program development of child health nursing and the family
Recent Publications
  • Ishida,Y. & Mori, M. (2011). Physician Prefences and Knowledge Regarding the Care of Childhood Cancer Survivors in Japan : A Mailed Survey of the Japanese Society of Pediatric Oncology, Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology, 42(6), 513-521.
  • Mori, M. (2010). Study on Judgement Criteria for Bed Rest -End Point of Activity of Daily Living for High Risk Disease Patients (pp137). Tokyo: Kazama Shobo.
  • Mori,M. & Sakai, T. (2007). Tutorial Education of Problem-Based Learning (PBL)(pp443). Tokyo, Kazama Shobo.

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Professor
Setsuko Kurata
RN, Ph.D.

[Department Chair]

Specialty
Child Health Nursing
Research Topics
  • Development Care Program for Children and Their Family Members
  • Educational Support for Nurses in Child Health Nursing
  • Career Support for Nurses in Child Health Nursing
  • Evaluate Nursing Practices for Short-term Hospitalized Children and Their Family Members
Recent Publications
  • Kurata, S., Nagata, M., & Imamura, M.(2015).Development of a Scale to Evaluate Nursing Practices for Short-term Hospitalized Children and Their Family Members. Journal of Japanese Society of Child Health Nursing, 24(1), 1-8.
  • Inoue,Y., Kurata,S., & Oka,S. (2015). The Problems of Medical Organizations from the Middle Nurse Managers’ Point of View for Human Resources Development of Nurse. Journal of Japanese Society of Human Caring Research, 6(2), 27-34.
  • Kurata, S. (2013). Nurses’ Recognition of Nursing Practices for Short-term Hospitalized Children and Their Family Members:Focusing on the Differences Depending in Years Experiences in Child Health Nursing. Journal of Japanese Society of Human Caring Research, 5(1), 1-8.
  • Kurata, S. (2013). Professional Autonomy in Nursing among Nurses in Pediatric Wards Where Short-term Hospitalization is Common: A Comparison between Years of Experiences in Child Health Nursing. Journal of Japanese Society of Human Caring Research, 4(2), 1-6.

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Associate Professor
Hisako Fukaya
RN, Ph.D.
Specialty
Child Health Nursing
Research Topics
  • Nursing of Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Child and family care in NICU
Recent Publications
  • Fukaya, H., Yokoo, K., Nakagomi, S., Murakami, M., &F ujimoto, A. (2007).The reaction of parents to the birth and to their infant with a congenital malformation. Journal of Japan Academy of Neonatal Nursing, 13(2), 2-16.  
  • Fukaya,H.,Yokoo,K., & Nakagomi, S. (2006). Analysis of Drotar’s hypothetical model of a normal sequence of parental reactions to the birth of a malformed infant. Journal of Japan Academy of Neonatal Nursing, 12(1), 9-20.
  • Fukaya, H., Yokoo, K., & Nakagomi, S. (2006). Estimation of reliabitity of Drotar’s hypothetical model of a normal sequence of parental reactions to the birth of a malformed infant. Journal of Japan Academy of Neonatal Nursing, 12(1), 21-32.

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Maternal Nursing / Reproductive Health Nursing


Professor
Naoko Naitoh
RN, CNM, Ph.D.
Specialty
Midwifery
Reprodutive Health Nursing
Family Health Nursing
Research Topics
  • Qualitative Analysis of Emotional Process Mothers
  • Establishing Child-care Support
  • History of Midwives in Japan
Recent Publications
  • Tamura,H., Naitoh, N., & Sasaki, M.(2014).Qualitative Analysis of Emotional Process Mothers Go Through Before Becoming Confident with Breast-Feeding. AINO JOURNAL, 13,89-94.
  • Naitoh, N.(2012). Establishing child-care support:Perspective-patterns on child-rearing,derived from the CPS-M97 measurement scale for professional mothers of infants and toddlers. AINO JOURNAL, 11,25-31.
  • Katayama, R., & Naitoh, N.(2011). Family Functions of Mothers and Fathers raising Babies and support of their child care. Journal of Japanese Society of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology, 15(3), 296-304.
  • Sahara, T., & Naitoh, N.(2010). A Study of the Reliability and Validity of the Japanese Version of the Caring Behaviors Assessment Tool (CBA-J)-Focusing on the Care Needs of Women at Delivery-. Japanese Journal of Research in Family Nursing, 15(3),47-54.

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Adult / Gerontological Nursing

Critical Care Nursing


Associate Professor
Kenzo Shibayama
RN, Ph.D.
Specialty
Critical care nursing
Research Topics
  • Evaluation for QOL in patients with cardiovascular disease.
  • Education for Nurse Practitiner in perioperation nursing.
Recent Publications
  • Takematsu, Y., Shibayama, K. (2015). Evaluation of quality of life among patients with ischemic heart disease who practiced self-care activities at home after elective percutaneous coronary intervention, Cardiovasc Interv and Ther, 30, 115-20.
  • Hasebe, Y., Shibayama, K. (2014). Comparison of Quality of Life Self-efficacy Scores in Patients with Ischemic Heart Disease Treated with Elective Percutaneous Coronary Intervention, CVIT Jpn Ed, 6, 100-104.
  • Moriwaki,Y., Shibayama,K. (2014). Relationship between Lifestyle and Quality of Life in Ischemic Heart Disease Patients Treated with Elective Percutaneous Coronary Intervention, Nursing Research of Sugiyama Jogakuen University, 6, 1-8.

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End-of-life Care Nursing


Professor
Setsu Shimanouchi
RN, Ph.D.

[Dean, School of Nursing / Program Director, Graduate School of Nursing]

Specialty
Home Care Nursing
End-of-Life Care Nursing
Research Topics
  • End-of-life care program / system development
  • Care for independence of frail elderly
  • Outcome evaluation
  • Care management evaluation
  • Discharge coordination
  • Political research on home care systems
Recent Publications
  • Shimanouchi, S., Kim SL., & Lee JE. (2014). Needs for end-of-life care for non-cancer patients in Korea and Japan. International Jounal of Nursing Practice, 20(4), 339-45.
  • Kazuko Mitoku, & Setsu Shimanouchi(2014). Home modification and prevention of frailty progression in older adults: a Japanese prospective cohort study. Journal of Gerontological Nursing 40(8), 40-7
  • Mitoku, K., & Shimanouchi, S. (2014). The decision-making and communication capacities of older adults with dementia: a population-based study. The Open Nursing Journal ISSN 8, 7-24.
  • Shimanouti,S., Uchida, Y., Cheng, S., Minai, J., & Fukushima., M. (2013). Effect of a 16-Task training program for improving functional independence of frail elderly in community, International Nursing Care Research 12(3), 11-19.

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Professor
Chie Ogasawara
RN, MEd, Ph.D.

Gerontological Nursing


Professor
Kimika Usui
RN, MA
Specialty
Gerontological nursing
Research Topics
  • Prevention of Elder Abuse and Support to Families
Recent Publications
  • Masuda,S., Tsumura,T., & Usui,K. (2015). Abused Person’s Required Level of Long-term Care and Their Degree of Independence in Daily Living for People with Dementia; the Impact on, and Challenges to, the Caregiver’s Own Life. Journal of the Japan Academic for the Prevention of Elder Abuse, 11(1), 133-142.
  • Usui,K., Tsumura,C.,& Masuda,S. (2014). Realities and Issues of Administrative Services for Elder Abuse Prevention and Early Detection in Urban Municipalities. Journal of the Japan Academic for the Prevention of Elder Abuse,10(1), 41-49.
  • Masuda,S., Tsumura,T.,& Usui,K.(2014). Realities and Issues of Elder Abuse Victims and Caregivers in Cities. Journal of the Japan Academic for the Prevention of Elder Abuse, 10(1), 24-32.
  • Tsumura,T., Masuda,S., & Usui,K. (2014). Realities and Issues of Caregiver Support at Seen from Individual Cases. Journal of the Japan Academic for the Prevention of Elder Abuse, 10(1), 33-40.

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Professor
Junko Ando
RN, Ph.D.
Specialty
Gerontological nursing
Research Topics
  • Research on fall prevention for elderly
  • Research on injury prevention for elderly with eating disorder and dysphasia
Recent Publications
  • Yamamoto, J., Shimanouchi, S., Ando,J., & Kanazawa, Y. (2015). Factors of Home-Visit Nursing service coordination associated with family caregiver’s satisfaction and intention to continue with care for the elderly terminal patient in the initial stage of end-of-life care. Japanese Journal of Human Sciences of Health-Social Services, 22(1), 13-22.
  • Ando, J. (2013, Korea). Outcomes in clinical nursing practice that incorporates training of singing in gerontological nursing education. The 20th IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 281.
  • Ando,J., Kato, S., Imasaka.S., Okahira, M., Sanai.M., Hayashi ,K., & et al.(2010). Soft-Food (easy-to-swallow, semisolid foods) for Community residents, Integrated Studies in Nursing Science, 11(2), 1-7.
  • Ando,J., & Iwanaga, M. (2010). Accidental falls related the situations and factors in elderly individuals with cerebrovascular dementia in the Long-term care health facilities for the elderly. Journal of Japanese Society for Dementia Care, 9(3), 479-487.

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Community Health Nursing

Home Care Nursing


Professor
Setsu Shimanouchi
RN, Ph.D.

Professor
Hideko Ishii
RN, MA
Specialty
Community Health
Home Care Nursing
Research Topics
  • Local nursing administration system
  • Nursing support to an ALS patient
Recent Publications
  • Ishi, H. & Tanaka, Y.(2014). Association between ALS Functional Rating Scale and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Severity Scale in Home Care. Journal of Sugiyama Jogakuen University. Humanities Social sciences Natural sciences, 45, 49-58.
  • Ishi, H. & Okamoto, K. (2014). A devastating disorder To begin, could you provide an introduction to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS),International Innovation Issue 153, 17-19.
  • Tanaka, Y. & Ishii, H. (2015, Junuary). The influence that attendance brings in aging in place (the local residence) on advanced age university, Japan Epidemiological Association 25, Nagoya, Japan.

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Associate Professor
Yukiko Fukuta
RN, MS
Specialty
Home Care nursing
Research Topics
  • Health support of home care patients and their family.
  • Medical care of visiting nurses
Recent Publications
  • Isida, A., & Fukuta, Y.(2013). Nursing students of emotion in which the care of affected children in volunteer activities. Journal of Japanese Red Cross Toyota College of Nursing, 8(1), 47-51.
  • Takeuchi,T., Fukuta,Y.,Kamiya,S.,Tanaka,T., & Nakagawa, T. (2010). Smoking behavior of university hospital nurses and their attitudes toward smoking cessation support for patients. Medicine and Biology, 54(2) ,63-70.
  • Fukuta,Y.,Fukuta,M.,Hayashi,E.,Iwa,T.,Tanaka,T., & Nakagawa, T. (2004). The improvement of quality of life and mental health after radiofrequency catheter ablation for Paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia. Japanese Journal of Public Health, 45(4) , 343-350.

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Community Health Nursing


Professor
Kazuko Mitoku
RN, Ph.D.
Specialty
Public Health Nursing
Community Health Nursing
Research Topics
  • Cohort study of health issues in older persons
  • Study of the development and evaluation of nursing activities in solving health problems in local communities
  • Study of health improvement, community-based inclusive care system and care management in community residents
Recent Publications
  • Mitoku,K., & Shimanouchi, S. (2014). Home modification and prevention of frailty progression in older persons: a Japanese prospective cohort study. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 8, 40-47.
  • Mitoku,K., & Shimanouchi, S. (2014). The decision-making and communication capacities of older adults with dementia: A population-based study, The Open Nursing Journal, 13(8), 17-24.
  • Mitoku, K. (2012). Comparative Mortality of Elderly People Requiring Long-term Care in lnstitutions and in the Community, Journal of Japan Academy of Home Care,16(1), 60-67.
  • Mitoku, K., Fujita, T., Tomita, S., Sinpou, T., Morito, M., Nagao,M.., & et al. (2011). Relationship between the Level of Care, Degree of Bedriddenness, and Severity of Dementia and Mortality Rates of Elderly Requiring Long-term Care in a Hilly and Mountainous Area in City A, Kawasaki Journal of Medical Welfare, 20(2) 383-389
  • Mitoku, K. (2010). Prevalence of smoking among workers at geriatric facilities and the relationship between smoking and their occupation-related stress. Kawasaki Journal of Medical Welfare, 18(1) ,121-128.

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Professor
Hideko Ishii
RN, MA

Mental Health/ Psychiatric Nursing


Associate Professor
Junko Gora
RN, CNS, Ph.D.
Specialty
Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing
Research Topics
  • Nursing child & adolescent with mental health problems
  • Qualitative research in psychiatric mental health nursing
Recent Publications
  • Funakoshi, A., Tsuchida,A., Tsuchiya,T., Hattori,K., Miyamoto, Y., Gora, J., & et al. (2014). The relation between excellence and experience with regard to child and adolescent psychiatric inpatient care, J Jpn. Acad. Nurs. Sci, 34, 11-18.
  • Gora, J.(2010). A consideration on the sense of boredom & the sense of reality of psychiatric patients in the chronic phase who have been long in hospital. Studies in Nurses & Rehabilitation, 4, 181-187.
  • Gora, J.(2008). Literature review on key factors of adolescent psychiatric nursing. Studies in Nurses & Rehabilitation, 2,1-8.

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Global Health and Nursing


Professor
Mariko Nishikawa
RN, MPH
Specialty
Global Health &Nursing
Research Topics
  • Health promotion for foreign visitors in Japan
  • Epidemiology
  • Global health collaboration
  • Nursing curriculums for global health and nursing
Recent Publications
  • Nishikawa,M., Yamanaka,M.,Tsuda, Y. & Kondo, A. (2015) Emotional Drive of Providing Health Promotion by Digital Animation to International Visitors in Japan, 14th Conference of the International Society of Travel Medicine, Quebec, Canada.
  • Nishikawa, M., Niiya, K. & Okayasu, M.(2014) Addressing practical issues related to nursing-care for international visitors to Hiroshima, Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da USP, REEUSP, 48(2), 294-302,(English,Spanish & Portugues ).
  • Nishikawa, M. (2012) Global Health & Nursing for Visual 1,2,3, DVD, Institute of A-V Medical Education, Tokyo, Japan.

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Professor
Seiichi Ichikawa
Ph.D.
Specialty
International Public Health Nursing
Communicable Disease Epidemiology and Control
Research Topics
  • Epidemiology on HIV/AIDS
  • The Development and Evaluation of Community-based HIV Prevention Interventions for MSM (Men who have sex with men)
Recent Publications
  • Hidaka,Y., Operario,D., Tsuji,H., Takenaka,M., Kimura,H., Kamakura,M., & Ichikawa,S.(2014). Prevalence of Sexual Victimization and Correlates of Forced Sex in Japanese Men Who Have Sex with Men, e95675. doi:10.1371/journal. pone. 0095675, May.
  • Koerner, J., Shiono, S., Ichikawa, S.,Kaneko, N., Tsuji, H., Machi, T., & et al.(2012). Factors associated with unprotected anal intercourse and age among men who have sex with men gay bar customers in Osaka,Japan,Sexual Health,9,328-333.
  • Zamani, S., Ono-Kihara, M., Ichikawa, S., & Kihara, M.(2010). Potential for Sexual Transmission of HIV Infection from Male Injecting-Drug Users Who have sex with men in Tehran, Iran. Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 37(11), 715-718.
  • Ichikawa, S., Kaneko, N., Koerner, J., Shiono, S., Shingae, A., & Ito, T. (2010). Survey investigating homosexual behaviour among adult males used to estimate the prevalence of HIV and AIDS among men who have sex with men in Japan. Sexual Health, 7, 1–2.
  • Zamani, S., Ichikawa, S., Nassirimanesh, B., Vazirian, M., Ichikawa, K., Gouya, M.M., & et al. (2007). Prevalence and correlates of hepatitis C virus infection among injecting drug users in Tehran. International Journal of Drug Policy, 18, 359–363.

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Undergraduate School of Nursing

Nursing Education / Management

Nursing Education


Professor
Emiko Shinozaki
RN, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Chiharu Ito
RN, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Miho Hattori
RN, MSN
Specialty
Fundamental Nursing
Research Topics
  • Nursing Skills
  • Nursing Education
Recent Publications
  • Nakajima,K., Takeuchi,T., Hattori,M., Katho,H., & Okumura, J. (2015). Recovery by The Resilience and Engagement of The Group Activity, Journal of Japan Society of Disaster Nursing, 16(3), 22-31.
  • Takeuchi,T., Nakajima,K., Maeda,S., Hattori,M., Hayashi,M., & Minami, Y.(2014).Exercises for Nursing Care of Daily Living to Improve Practical Abilities of Nursing, Journal of Japanese Red Cross Toyota College of Nursing,63-70,9(1).
  • Umemura,M., Hattori,M., Nakayama,N., Kamiya,M., & Hirai, M. (2013). Investigation of The Recognition and Concern on Electro-Magnetic Interference due to Electronic Devices in Patients with Pacemakers. The Journal of Japanese Association of Cardiovascular Nursing, 8(2), 63-74.

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Assistant Professor
Takako Yamaguchi
RN, Ph.D.
Specialty
Fundamental Nursing
Research Topics
  • Nursing Skills
  • Nursing Education
Recent Publications
  • Ota K, CHAN Moon Fai, Maeda J, Tiew Lay Hwa, Yahiro M, Eguchi A, Yamaguchi T, Matsuda M. (2013). Development of International Patient Dignity Scale. 14th International Nursing Ethics Conference, Melbourne, Australia.
  • CHAN, M.F., Ota, K., Maeda, J., Yahiro, M., Yamaguchi, T., Eguchi, A., & et, al. (2013, February). PATIENTS' PERCEPTIONS OF DIGNITY IN CARE:A STUDY IN JAPAN AND SINGAPORE. The 16th EAFONS Developing International Networking for Nursing Research, Bangkok.
  • Yamaguchi, T., & Ota, K. (2012). Development of Inpatient Attitudes Toward the Patient Role Scale (IAPRS). Japan Journal of Nursing Science, 9(1), 88-100.

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Instructor
Mina Obayashi
RN, MSN
Specialty
Fundamental Nursing
Gerontological Nursing
Research Topics
  • Self-care evaluation of older people with chronic heart failure
  • Nursing for self-care of cardiovascular disease
Recent Publications
  • Fujii,T., Tamakoshi,K., Nakayama,K., Obayashi, M., Tanaka,Y., & Shinozaki, E. (2013). Study on participation of students with gender identity disorder in basic nursing skills practicum. Medicine and Biology,157,1271-1277.

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Assistant
Ai Kurita
RN, MSN
Specialty
Nursing Skill
Research Topics
  • Nursing Skill
  • Physical Assessment
  • Intravenous Injections
Recent Publications
  • Yamaguchi, N., Shinozaki, E., Kurita, A., Nishi, A., & Fujii, T. (2015). Survey of the teaching contents in anatomy and physiology that are necessary for intravenous injections in basic nursing education. Japanese Journal of Nursing and Health Sciences, 13(2), 22-29.
  • Kurita, A., Hara,Y., Ota, K., Shinozaki, E., Tamenaga, Y., & Fujii, T. (2014). Anatomical Knowledge Needed for Nurses to Perform Intravenous Injections Safely. Co-medical Research Society of Structure and Function, 13(2), 71-18.
  • Kurita, A., Sato, Y., Shinozaki, E., Nakano, T., & Fujii, T. (2010). The Review about a Lesion and Adverse Events by Glycerin Enema. Japanese Journal of Nursing Art and Science, 9(2), 67-73.

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Health Management Nursing


Professor
Nakako Fujiwara
MD, RN, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Mieko Kawakita
RN, MA
Specialty
Management of Nursing and Healthcare
Research Topics
  • Changes in behavior among managing nurses
  • Evaluation of the career development programs for nurses
Recent Publications
  • Kawakita, M., Ohnishi, M. (2014). A study of Evaluating the Career Development Program for Nurses-Related Factors of Career Success Orientations at Hospital A-. Nursing Research of Sugiyama Jogakuen University, 45, 59-70.
  • Kawakita, M., Mizuno, S., Kouyama, U.(2014). Nursing and SEIFU (pulling the skin), Jyo (Ed), Seifugakuen, Nagoya, Japan.

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Development Nursing

Pediatric Nursing


Professor
Setsuko Kurata
RN, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Hisako Fukaya
RN, Ph.D.

Maternal Nursing / Reproductive Health Nursing


Professor
Naoko Naitoh
RN, CNM, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Kafumi Sugishita
RN, CNM, MHS
Specialty
Reproductive health nursing
Midwifery
Research Topics
  • Positive Mental Health Education in the antenatal and postnatal period
  • An intervention study to promote the attachment from mother to fetus
Recent Publications
  • Sugishita,K., Kurihara,K., Murayama,S. & Kamibeppu,K.(2013). Approach to perinatal mental health and child abuse prevention in Japanese prefectural health centers. Health,5(4), 735-742.
  • Sugishita,K. & Kamibeppu, K.(2013). Relationship between Prepartum and Postoartum Depression to use EPDS. Japanese Journal of Maternal Health, 53(4), 444-450.
  • Suguishita,K., Kurihara, K., Furuta, M., Ikeda, M., Yamamoto, H., Ostuka, H. & et al.(2011). Approac to perinatal mental health and child abuse prevention in Japanese perinatal centers. Journal of Japan Society of Perinatal and Neonatal Medicine, 47(1), 86-91.
  • Sugishita,K., Kurihara, K., Shionoya, M., Takamiya, T., Hanayama, M., Yamashita, H. & et al. (2011).The cooperation with the public health/ welfare organizations pursued in the hospitals. Japanese Journal of Child Abuse and Neglect, 13(1), 32-39.

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Assistant Professor
Naoko Kuramoto
RN, CNM, Ph.D.
Specialty
Midwifery
Reproductive Health Nursing
Research Topics
  • Oxidative Stress and antioxidant capacity in the Perinatal Period and the Postpartum Period
  • Family Centered Maternity Care
  • Breastfeeding Support
Recent Publications
  • Kuramoto, N., & Kitagawa, M. (2015, July). Effects of the Daily Physical Activity on Oxidative Stress and Antioxidant Capacities in Postpartum Women. (Poster Presentation). The 11th ICM Asia Pacific Regional Conference, Yokohama, Japan.
  • Kuramoto, N., & Kitagawa, M. (2014, June). Oxidative stress and total antioxidant capacity of breast milk in postpartum woman. (Poster Presentation). ICM 30th Triennial Congress (The International Confederation of Midwives), Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Kuramoto, N., & Kitagawa, M. (2012). Oxidative stress and antioxidant capacity in the postpartum period. Journal of Japan Academy of Midwifery. 26(2), 201-210.
  • Kuramoto, N., (2008). Children present at the birth of a young sibling, and the meaning of this experience. Journal of Japan Academy of Midwifery, 22(2), 124-135.

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Adult / Gerontological Nursing

Critical Care Nursing


Associate Professor
Kenzo Shibayama
RN, Ph.D.

Adult Nursing


Assistant Professor
Yuki Asakura
RN, OCN, Ph.D.
Specialty
Palliative care, Oncology/Bone Marrow Transplant, End of Life Care, Evidence Based Practice
Research Topics
  • Palliative care
  • Advance care planning
  • Blood transfusion safety
  • Quality Improvement
Recent Publications
  • Asakura, Y. (2014). Pain Management and Evidence Based Practice. Academic Journal of Japanese Society for Chronic Illness and Condition Nursing, 8(2), 57-59.
  • Yamamoto, K., Asakura, Y., Oba, M., & Kameishi, C. (2013). Cancer Nursing and Palliative Care Education at University of Colorado College of Nursing. The Showa University Journal of Nursing and Rehabilitaion Sciences, 11(3), 87-93.
  • Yamamoto, K., Asakura, Y., Oba, M., & Kameishi, C. (2013). Report of Visits to University of Colorado and Denver Hospice: Actual Nursing Practice by Cancer Nursing Specialists. The Showa University Journal of Nursing and Rehabilitaion Sciences, 11(3), 97-103.
  • Asakura, Y. (2012). Acute Care Nurse Practitioner in the US: the education and practice. Kango Kyoiku, 53(10), 872-875.
  • Wenger, B., Asakura, Y., Regina, F., & Oman, K. (2012). Dissemination of the Five Wishes Advance Directive at work. Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing, 14(8), 551-558.

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Gerontological Nursing


Professor
Kimika Usui
RN, MA

Professor
Junko Ando
RN, Ph.D.

Instructor
Kaori Sakurai
RN, MSN
Specialty
Gerontological Nursing
Research Topics
  • Elderly nursing care
  • Nursing science education
Recent Publications
  • Kume-Sakurai,K.(2009).Comfort which patients with functional disorders got in a mealtime. Japanese Journal of Nursing Science, 8(2), 63-73.
  • Horii,N.,Miura,K.,Kume-Sakurai-,K.,Yokote,N.,Nakayama,N., Aoish, K., & et al.(2008).Motives for nursing course selection when the students entered Chubu University. Annual Report of Research Institute of Life and Health Sciences, 4, 11-18.

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Community Health Nursing

Home Care Nursing


Professor
Setsu Shimanouchi
RN, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Yukiko Fukuta
RN, MS

Associate Professor
Junko Yamamoto
RN, MA
Specialty
Home Care Nursing
Research Topics
  • A study of home care nursing in the end-of-life care
  • A study on QOL in elderly
  • A study on the employment motivation in nursing students
Recent Publications
  • Yamamoto,J., Shimanouhi,S., Ando, J., & Kanazawa,Y.(2015). Factors of home-visit nursing service coordination associated with family caregivers’ satisfaction and intention to continue with care for the elderly terminal patient in the initial stage of end-of-life care. Japanese Journal of Human Sciences of Health-Social Services, 22(1),13-22.
  • Yamamoto,J., Fukuyama,T., Takahashi, H., Mitsui, K., & Chinen,N. (2013, May). Encouraging participation of recreational activities for the elderly: Effect of traditional childhood games conducted by nursing students.ICN 13,ENA-3018.
  • Yamamoto,J., Fukuyama,T., Hata,Y., & Takatsuka, Y.(2012). The Benefit of Recreation for the Elderly in Nursing Care (pp.1-4). A Review of Academic Journals. BlackWell pulishing Asia Pty Ltb, APRS.

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Instructor
Tomomi Kawakami
RN, MS
Specialty
Home Care Nursing
Research Topics
  • The care burden on family caregivers and associated emotional stress
  • Education training and support
Recent Publications
  • Kawakami, T., & Ishii, H(2012).The education training using the Method of Curriculum Development Based on Vocational Ability Structure(CUDBAS) technique,Journal of sugiyama jogakuen university,43, 101-105.
  • Kawakami, T., Ishii,H., Hida,Y., & Katou, Y.(2012).Examination of the care burden factor that assumed Cornell Medical Index (CMI), Japan nursing society memoirs Local nursing,42, 178-181.

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Community Health Nursing


Professor
Kazuko Mitoku
RN, Ph.D.

Professor
Hideko Ishii
RN, MA

Associate Professor
Hideko Morikawa
RN, Ph.D.
Specialty
School Health
Research Topics
  • Research on preventing abuse and suicide among schoolchildren
  • The Mental health of teachers
  • Preventive interventions for HIV infection in young people
  • Anti smoking education
Recent Publications
  • Tumura,C. & Morikawa,H. (2010). Community Health Nursing.(pp.178-192). Chuohoki Publishing Co .Ltd. Tokyo.
  • Morikawa,H., Imamura, T. & et al. (2011). Possibility of along the railway wayside "swine flu" propagation. Japanese Journal of Public Health, 58(10), 416.
  • Morikawa,H., Imamura T. & et al. (2014). Association of Adolescent Smoking with Maternal Smoking. Open Journal of Preventive Medicine, 4(5), 347-353.

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Associate Professor
Yuko Yamada
RN, MN
Specialty
Public Health Nursing
Research Topics
  • Health Promotion with a focus on sleep
  • Sleep related to mother and child
Recent Publications
  • K, Sugiyama., Y, Yamada., T, Nagasaka.(2013). Evaluation study of a health promotion class provided for the residents in a public health center analyzed using the PRECEDE-PROCEED model, MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY, 157(2), 201-207.
  • Y, Yamada., H, Ishii. (2008). Study of nurse's shift systems affecting fatigue and sleep, MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY , 152(5), 195-202.

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Assistant Professor
Noriko Matsubara
RN, MA
Specialty
Community health nursing / School health
Research Topics
  • health consultation activity in school
  • Status and Issues of fitness of children
Recent Publications
  • Matsubara, N., & Tamagawa, T. (2014). Current Status and Issues of fitness of children. Tokai Journal of school health, 38(1), 11-23.
  • Suzuki,K., Isihara, T., Matsubara, N., & et al. (2014). Study of Support of Yogo teachers for Children Involved in Natural Disasters, Journal of Japanese Association of Health Consultation Activity, 9(1), 57-70.
  • Kaneko,H., Aoshima, Y., Matsubara,N., & et al. (2013). The Study on Framework of Ability for Health Consultation Activity(3), Journal of Japanese Association of Health Consultation Activity, 8(1), 171-181.
  • Matsubara,N., Aoshima,Y., Asada, T., & et al. (2012). The study on framework of ability for Health Consultation Activity (2), Journal of Japanese Association of Health Consultation Activity, 7(1), 87-105.

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Mental Health/ Psychiatric Nursing


Associate Professor
Junko Gora
RN, CNS, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Rieko Matuura
RN, Ph.D.
Specialty
Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing
Research Topics
  • relationship between patients and nurse
  • ethics of care
Recent Publications
  • Matsuura,R., & Suzuki, E.(2014). Developing a Negative Feeling Toward Patient Frequency Scale. Japanese Journal of Human Science of Health-Social Services, 21(1) ,1-11.
  • Murakami,R., Matsuura,R., Nakamura,M., Kohara,I., & et al. (2013).Challenges in Outpatient Nursing Practices and Suggestions in Establishing Nursing Special Outpatient Departments. Jichi Medical University Journal of Nursing, 11, 55-64.
  • Matsuura, R. (2010).Ethical Conflict of Nurses with Negative Feelings to Patients. The Journal of the Japan Academy of Nursing Administration and Policies, 14(1), 77-84.
  • Matsuura, R.(2009).Introduction for Search for Nursing Ethics to Support Caring. Bulletin, Nagano College of Nursing, 11, 1-9.

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Assistant Professor
Ai Miura
RN, MA
Specialty
Mental Health/ Psychiatric Nursing
Research Topics
  • Tourette syndrome and its coping behavior
  • Psychiatric history
Recent Publications
  • Miura,A., Eki,K., Sakamoto,K., & et al.(2011). Coping Strategies with the Discrepancies between Expectations and the Reality of Supervisors’ Behavior by Mid-career Nurses. The Journal of Kobe City College of Nursing, 15, 75-82.
  • Miura,A., Ando, S., Nakashima, T., & et al.(2012). The Assessment of Nursing Counseling in “Machino-Hokenshitsu” Community Healthcare Activities of Kobe City College of Nursing. The Journal of Kobe City College of Nursing, 16, 69-76.
  • Matsuba,S., Nishimura, Y.,(eds.), Miura,A., & et al. (2014). Logos and Methodos of Phenomenological Nursing Research, (pp. 27-40). Igakusyoin: Tokyo.
  • Miura,A. (2013,July). Alternative Medicine for Mental Patients. The Case of Ganryuji, XXXIIIrd International Congress on Law and Mental Health, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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Global Health and Nursing


Professor
Mariko Nishikawa
RN, MPH

Liberal Arts/Sciences


Professor
Yukio Ishiguro
MD
Specialty
Pediatric Surgery
Immunology
Research Topics
  • Tumor markers for neuroblastoma
  • Immunological developments in infants
Recent Publications
  • Hashimoto, R., Nagaya, M., Ishiguro, Y., Inoue M, Aoyama H, Futaki S., & et al. (2002). Relationship of the fistulas to the rectum and genitourinary tract in mouses with high anorectal malformations induced by all-trans retinoic acid. Pediatric Surgery International, 18, 723-727.
  • Nozaki , C., Horibe, K., Iwata, H., Ishiguro, Y, Hamaguchi, M., & Takahashi, M. (2000). Prognostic impact of telomerase activity in patients with neuroblastoma. International Journal of Oncology, 17, 341-345.
  • Fukuda, M., Nozaki, C., Ishiguro,Y., & Horibe, K.(1999). Natural antibody against neuroblastoma among Japanese children with or without neuroblastoma. Cancer, 86, 2166-2170.

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Professor
Kenji Oride
MD, Ed.
Specialty
Methodology of Education
Research Topics
  • An Approach on the Role of Other in Self-reliance
  • Prevention and Intervention in Bullying
  • Classroom Management for Cooperative Learning
Recent Publications
  • Oride, Kenji (2015). A Critical Research on the Concept of the Other, Bulletin of Aichi University of Education Educational Sciences, 64, 155-163.
  • Oride, Kenji, Sawada, Yoshie & Nagao, Naoyo (2014). A Study on the Practical Relationships between Children and Teachers in Today's Education, Bulletin of Aichi University of Education Educational Sciences, 63,1-9.

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Professor
Masami Asayama
Ph.D.
Specialty
Health Science
Environmental Physiology
Research Topics
  • Temperature Regulation in a hot Environment
  • Body Temperature of Children
  • Heatstroke Prevention
  • Human Body Composition
  • Human Growth and Development
Recent Publications
  • Kawahara, T., Morimoto, T., Shiraki,K., Asayama, M., Nakai,S., & Ito, S. (2008). A Guidebook for the Prevention of Heat Stroke during Sports Activities. Japan Sports Association ,Tokyo,Japan.
  • Asayama, M. (2009) Guideline for the Prevention of Heat Disorder in Japan. Global Environmental Research, 19-25, 13.
  • Asayama, M. (2012). Problem of Low Body Temperature in Japanese Children. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, 242(2), 855-860.

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Associate Professor
Yumiko Nishimuta
Ph.D.
Specialty
Social Psychology, Sociology, Psychotherapy, Medical English teaching
Research Topics
  • Racism it's coping strategies, Clinical psychologists in hospice care:-Life History
Recent Publications
  • Yumiko Nishimuta (2012)Studying Abroad: Japanese students' experiences of racial encounters and their coping strategies, Gakubunsya

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Instructor
Akemi Mitsui
RN, J.D.
Specialty
Nursing Education
National nurse examination support
Research Topics
  • National nurse examination support
Recent Publications
  • Mitsui, A.(2010).The important thing in the future of the national exam as seen from the university national examination Support Office, Nursing Education, 54(9),798 -803, Igaku Shoin
  • Mori,K., & Mitsui, A.(2007).Take advantage of the national examination Support Office and experienced for the first time the national test, Nursing Education, 51(1), 44-47, Igaku Shoin

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