Chikako Umezu


Affiliation Department of Nursing Science
Title Associate Professor
Room 4205 (Extension)
E-mail ( at = @ )
Education Completed the doctoral program at Japanese Red Cross College of Nursing
Degree Doctor of Nursing Science
Academic Societies ・Japan Academy of Nursing Science.
・The Japan Academy of Home Care.
・Japan Academy of Community Health Nursing.
・Japanese Association for Research in Family Nursing.
Career ・Teikyo University School of Medicine Ichihara Hospital, ward nursing staff.
・Chiba College of Health Science, a part‐time lecturer.

Research Interest

Research Field Community Health Nursing, Home Care Nursing
Research Summary Research on support for transition to home care for the elderly with high medical needs.
・ We are conducting quantitative research to support the transition to home care for people who have introduced home oxygen therapy.
A study of end-of-life care for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease who are treated at home.
・ We are exploring the process of supporting visiting nurses at the end of life.
・ We are conducting qualitative research toward the construction of a home care model at the end of life.
Keywords Transitional Care, Interdisciplinary approach, Advance care planning, Shared decision-making, Home palliative care, End of life care

Selected Publications

・Home care starting from the hospital (Medical Friend, 2018)
・The Process of Support by Visiting Nurse for End Stage Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (Japan Red Cross College of Nursing Graduate School, 2019)
・Floor Nurse’s Discharge Guidance for Facilitating Daily Living of Patients Undergoing Home Oxygen Therapy, and Factors Related to Discharge Guidance (Journal of Japanese Society of Community Health Nursing, 2017)
・Factors Related to Hospital Nurse’s Discharge Supports for Patients with Home Oxygen Therapy -Focusing on Multidisciplinary Approach, Post Discharge Assessment, and Nurse Satisfaction- (Japan Red Cross College of Nursing Graduate School, 2015)

Community Engagement

・ Japan Academy of Nursing Science Full-time Peer Review Committee (2019-)
・ Fukui Red Cross Hospital Nursing Research Society / Research Guidance / Lecturer (2020-)
・ Fukui Prefectural Nursing Association Practical Instructor Seminar / Home Nursing Theory Lecturer (2020-)
・ Fukui Nursing Association Nursing Research Group Guidance / Lecturer (2021-)

Educational Activites

Classes ・Home Health Nursing
・Family Nursing
・Skill Training Seminar of Home Health Nursing
・Nursing Practice : Home Health Nursing
・Advanced Seminar : Home Health Nursing
・Graduation Study : Home Health Nursing
Office Hour
Available Topics ・Support for transition to home care and support for continuation of home care for people with high health care needs.
・End-of-life care, home palliative care, decision support for end-of-life caregivers and chronic illness caregivers.
・Multidisciplinary collaboration such as nursing care system, service provision system, health care and welfare related to home-visit nursing.

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