Importance Of Nursing System In Japan

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Introduction

At present, Nursing practice focuses on several specialized areas and thus, the Japanese nurses are also in need to possess more general competencies other than the specialized skills. In this regard, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (1998) and the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (2002) commended that the assessment must be kept as an essential component in the professional nursing education. Also, currently, Japan has fewer doctors per patient, and the rapid changes in respiratory status may cause sudden unexpected complications and deaths. Therefore, the patients should be carefully monitored by nurses, which increases the need of nurses to be trained in
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The results of this study may help the nursing educators for improvement of Japanese nursing curriculum; and support the clinical nurses in understanding the differences between clinical practices and nursing education. The abstract involves the precise synopsis regarding the objective, background information, study design, and method, but it lacks the results and outcomes of the study. The background contains enough information regarding the need of physical assessment education, but it fails in describing its importance with special reference to the respiratory assessment. Also, in the introduction section, the Japanese nursing system was compared with USA in terms of average length of stay for inpatient hospital services, number of doctors per 1000 people, and educational system; however, there are various other countries, such as France and Italy, whose health system is much better than USA and Canada (World Health, 2000). Thus, the authors must try to compare the Japanese system with those …show more content…
On the basis of these items the survey was done in which the clinical nurses as well as the nurse educators have to determine those ones that are needed as the minimum essentials. Moreover, the questionnaires were directly sent through mail to the participants and during the survey, the summaries of previous surveys were provided to them (Shinozaki & Yamauchi). The survey was done first by the clinical nurses followed by the nurse educators. Also in case of survey of the nurse educators; the third survey results of the clinical nurses were used, which may affect the decisions- making of nurse educators. The results of previous surveys may cause the participants to be bias and may negatively impact the independent opinion of survey participants. Another demerit of this method is that both groups were given the questionnaires one after another which may affect their decisions, whereas their views would be independent if both groups were surveyed simultaneously. Also, the previous result methods were not described by the author, and this will affect the results of Delphi method, as all the methods were shared by mail, it might be possible that correct response would not be obtained because of insufficient knowledge of using the internet or reply options utilized by the clinical nurses and nurse educators. However, it was mentioned that same questions in the same manner was used for all

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