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Updated : July 21, 2021

Home Care nursing

Members

Kumiko Kotake (Professor)
Mami Kurita (Lecturer, Community nurses)
June Nishimori (Assistant Professor)
Kaori Haba (Assistant Professor)

Overview

Home care nursing is performed at ‘home’ as a place where one lives. For care-receivers with widely varying health levels and the people surrounding them, such as family members, it provides preventive care and care for health maintenance and recovery, as well as a peaceful end of life. Home care nursing is also a field of study to learn the basics of nursing. It aims to promote understanding of care-receivers’ and their families’ emotions to help them fulfill themselves by supporting their daily lives. It also nurtures learners’ spirit of inquiry to develop appropriate insight into nursing.

<Main research and educational activities currently underway>
・ RCT intervention-based studies on psychological adjustment of and social support for laryngectomized persons
・ Status surveys on end-of-life home care in Nara Prefecture
・ Studies on visiting nurses’ clinical assessments
・ Studies on cochlear implant use in acquired hearing loss
・ A home care nursing education special program (a specialized, comprehensive educational program for home care nursing, targeting third-year undergraduate students to those in their fourth year after graduation)
・ A home care nursing education program (a nursing care trainning exchange program between hospital and home visiting nurses)