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Article in Japanese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-758073


Objective: This study aimed to clarify outpatient nurses' awareness of their support for the decision-making of newly diagnosed cancer patients undergoing surgical therapy.Methods: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with eight outpatient nurses from two hospitals, and transcribed data were analyzed qualitatively.Results: The following four categories of outpatient nurses' awareness were extracted: "Difficult environment for supporting decision-making", "Identifying a patient in need of support", "Collaborating at the organizational level", and "Supporting the patient until a satisfying decision is made". Although the nurses recognized the need to support cancer patients' decision-making when undergoing surgical therapy, they were obliged to prioritize other duties and found it difficult to adequately provide the support needed. Although it was difficult, nurses tried to identify patients requiring support during their routine work, and to assist them until a satisfying decision was made by collaborating with colleagues at the organizational level.Conclusion: In order for outpatient nurses to more effectively support cancer patients' decision-making, it is necessary to allocate an adequate number of personnel, secure interview spaces, and provide training for nurses to improve their skills in decision-making support, in addition to implementing the necessary organizational changes.

Medical Education ; : 205-210, 2012.
Article in Japanese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-375290


  In Japan, few health care professionals have a basic understanding(core competency)of the design of clinical research and statistical analysis. We developed a blended distance–learning program comprising face–to–face lectures with e–learning for busy health care professionals who work in the clinical settings to achieve core competency in clinical research. The purpose of this study was to examine the educational effects of this program.<br>1)Four months after the end of the program, 64% of the participants had started to conduct clinical research.<br>2)This program may increase the number of research colleagues that can discuss clinical research.<br>3)This program could enhance the confidence(self–efficacy)of health care professionals in clinical research.

Article in Japanese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-373449


High-quality terminal care cannot be given without good communication and understanding among patients, their family members and health as well as medical professionals.Recently, we have taken a questionnaire survey on new inpatients in our hospital to sound them out on their thinkings about hospital care, and examined the findings along with the validity of survey.Many respondents including those contracting either benign or malignant diseases wished to be keptposted on what they are really up against and to partake in the decision-making process before treatment plans are put into practice. The recent questionnaire survey has proved to be worthwhile as a tool to know the wishes of hospitalized patients and suggested an effective way to promote the practice of obtaining informed consent before specific test and therapautic procedure.