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Center of Excellence for End of Life Care: Cooperation with the public and professionals in an aging society

Purpose

Japan has the highest proportion of elderly citizens in the world and is facing an era of high mortality. The purpose of this study is to establish the Center of Excellence for End of Life Care (EOLC) and to develop a comprehensive community EOLC system with the cooperation of citizens and healthcare professionals.

Outline

To establish the EOLC to support the elderly live in affluence until the end of their lives, an interdisciplinary research team was formed consisting of 27 researchers from nine areas: nursing, medicine, engineering, horticulture, health economics and policy, education, ethics, philosophy of law, and politics. They were divided into four groups called AGED.
Each group was assigned the following goals.
Advance Care Planning Research Group
Development and implementation of EOL communication tool using ICTs
Global Research Group
Establishment of Joanna Briggs Institute Centre of Excellence and contribution to evidence-based EOLC
Education and Learning Research Group
Development and implementation of EOLC educational program for citizens, healthcare professionals and healthcare-related students
Development of Practice Research Group
Development of a censored physical activity distance observation system for older residents in long-term care facilities.

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Name Department Position Fields of Specialty
Graduate school of Nursing
(Graduate School of Medicine,Center for Frontier Medical Engineering)
Associate Professor Oncology Nursing
Recent Publications
1.Shigeko Izumi, Chihoko Sakurai, Mariko Tanimoto, Mariko Masujima, Hiroko Nagae, Sumie Ikezaki:Older Adults’ perceptions about end of life in Japan: Different perspectives by trajectories,Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (AAHPM/HPNA) annual assembly ,March 2013.
2. Mariko Masujima, Mariko Tanimoto, Nagae Hiroko, Sumie Ikezaki, Chihoko Sakurai, Keiko Chiba, Shigeko Izumi:Older adults‘ and their family members‘ perceptions about end-of-life in Japan, 890-891,19th East Asian Forum of Nursing Scholars,2016.
3.Mariko Masujima, Miyuki Ishibashi, Naho Sato, Miwa Watanabe, Takeshi Umezawa, Sumie Ikezaki:Assessing the usability of a web-based end of life care education for adults in Japan,The 11th International Conference Innovative Nursing Care & Technology,135, 2016.
Other
1.【Invitation Lecture】The 2nd Asian Congress in Nursing Education,Tainan,Taiwan,2016.
・Masujima M and Iida K.: The current situation of palliative care /end-of-life care in Japan and the future prospects of nursing education.The 2nd Asian Congress in Nursing Education.
2.【Award of the Excellent Poster】The 11th International Conference Innovative Nursing Care & Technology, November 2, 2016, Seoul, South Korea.
・Mariko M, et al.:Assessing the usability of a web-based end of life care education for adults in Japan,The 11th International Conference Innovative Nursing Care & Technology,135, 2016.
Graduate school of Nursing
(Interprofessional Education
Research Center)
Professor
Director of the Interprofessional Education Research Center
Long-Term Care Facilities
Nursing Systems Management
Recent Publications
1.Ikuko Sakai, Takeshi Yamamoto, Yoshinori Takahashi, Takashi Maeda, Yuuko Kunii & Kana Kurokochi:Development of a new measurement scale for nterprofessional collaborative competency: The Chiba Interprofessional Competency Scale (CICS29),P1-7, Published online: 02 Dec 2016.
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2.Yamamoto T, Sakai I,, et al.: Development of a new measurement scale for interprofessional collaborative competency: A pilot study in Japan. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 28(1), 45-51, 2014. (doi:10.3109/13561820.2013.851070)
3.Haruta J; Sakai I; Otsuka M; Yoshimoto H; Yoshida K; Goto M; Shimoi T, Development of an interprofessional competency framework in Japan. Journal Of Interprofessional Care, 2016,1-3.
Other
1.【Invitation Lecture】19th East Asian Forum of Nursing Scholars (EAFONS), Chiba, 2016.
・Sakai I, Iida K:Development and Future Expectations Interprofessional Education in Japan.
Graduate school of Nursing Associate Professor Gerontological Nursing
Recent Publications
1.Ishibashi M.,Amamiya Y.,Ito R.,Marutani M.,: How do discharge coordination nurses(DCNs)devise their own discharge systems?. 19th East Asia Forum of Nursing Scholars(EAFONS),22,Chiba,2016.
Graduate school of Nursing Associate Professor Hospital Nursing Systems Management
Recent Publications
1.Masujima M. & Iida K.: The current situation of palliative care /end-of-life care in Japan and the future prospects of nursing education.The 2nd Asian Congress in Nursing Education.2016.
2.Iida K.: The Roles of Nurses and Care Workers in Long-Term Care Facilities in Japan: Review of the Literature. 19th East Asia Forum of Nursing Scholars,83,2016.
Graduate school of Nursing(Interprofessional Education Research Center) Associate Professor Health Administration in Nursing
Recent Publications
1.Naoki Ikegami, Sumie Ikezaki. Nursing Homes and End-of-Life Care in Japan. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 14(10), 718-23, 2013.
2.Ikezaki S, Ikegami N: Factors Related to Deaths in Nursing Homes and not in Hospitals in Japan, Journal of Community and Public Health Nursing, 1: 107, 2015.
3.Ikezaki S, Lu L, Suzuki T, Komuro N, Kitaike T:Expectations and experiences of recruiting overseas nurses in Japan―a questionnaire survey of the nursing directors of hospitals in Chiba prefecture.19th East Asian Forum of Nursing Scholars (EAFONS), Chiba, 2016.
Graduate school of Nursing Associate Professor Community Health Nursing
Public Health Nursing
Recent Publications
1.Hashimoto A., Miyazaki M.,Ishimaru M.:Adaptation of the elderly in shelters and temporary housing after the Great East Japan Earthquake: A focus on the interaction with their living environments,Health Emergency and Disaster Nursing,2 (1), 23–27,2015.
2.Mina Ishimaru, Yoko Yamada, Mitsuko Matsushita and Mika Umezu: The effects of collaborative research-based programming on public health nurses and their practice (pages 48–55) . Supplement: The Journal of Nursing & Human Sciences (JNHS). April 2016, Volume 22, Issue Supplement S1,2016.
3.Uki Noviana, Misako Miyazaki and Mina Ishimaru: Meaning in Life: A conceptual model for disaster nursing practice (pages 65–75). Supplement: The Journal of Nursing & Human Sciences (JNHS). April 2016, Volume 22, Issue Supplement S1,2016.
Other
1.【BEST ORAL PRESENTATION AWARD】The 3rd KOREA-JAPAN Joint Conference on Community Health Nursing, July 1-3, 2016, Busan Bexco, South Korea. Mina Ishimaru, Yuko Amamiya, Tomoko Ando, Yumiko Okada, Akiko Suzuki, Miwa Suzuki, Shizuka Harada, Yukari Sugita, Hiromi Fuji, Rie Iino, Reiko Tokita, Akiko Tsuruoka, Shinobu Sakurai,Noriko Sato, Misako Miyazaki: Using faculty self-reflection to construct a research support model for public health nurses.
2.【Inbitation】 ISCA Japan Research Seminar and Workshop: Future Healthcare: Connected Health and Ageing Society in Japan. 17-18 November 2016 in Dablin
Graduate school of Nursing Associate Professor Child Health Nursing
Recent Publications
1.Naho Sato, Akiko Araki, Ryuko Ito and Kazuko Ishigaki: Exploring Japanese Family Beliefs: The Beliefs in Families having Children with Disabilities in their Daily Lives. Journal of Family Nursing, 21(2), 232-260, 2015.(IF:1.775)
2.Naho Sato, Tomoko Komagata, Akiko Sakajo, Yutaka Iwasaki and Satoshi Kaneko: Childrearing Support Activities in the Tsunami-disaster Area: How did Childcare Workers Resume Activities after the Great East Japan Earthquake? Infant Mental Health Journal, 37, Supplement 1, 123, 2016.
3.Ikuyo Nagasaka, Mariko Masujima, Miwa Watanabe, Naho Sato, Tomoko Majima:When a parent has cancer: Information and support needs of college-aged young adults in Japan. 19th East Asian Forum of Nursing Scholars, Chiba, 2016
Graduate School of Nursing  Associate Professor Visiting Nursing, Gerontological Nursing
Recent Publications
1.Fukui S, Fujita J, Tsujimura M, Sumikawa Y, Hayashi Y, Fukui N: Late referrals to home palliative care service affecting death at home in advanced cancer patients in Japan: A nationwide survey. Annals of Oncology, 22(9), 2113-2120, 2011.
2.Tsujimura M, Ishigaki K, Yamamoto-Mitani N, Fujita J, Katakura N, Ogata Y, Mochizuki Y, Okamoto Y, Shinohara Y: Cultural characteristics of nursing practice in Japan. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 22(Suppl.1), 56-64, 2016.
3.Fujita J, Fukui S, Ikezaki S, Otoguro C, Tsujimura M: Analysis of team types based on collaborative relationships among doctors, home-visiting nurses, and care managers for effective support of patients in end-of-life home care. Geriatrics & Gerontology International, in press.
Graduate School of Nursing Assistant Professor Oncology Nursing
Adult Nursing
Recent Publications
1.Tomoko Majima, Takeshi Yamamoto, Sumie Ikezaki, Ikuyo Nagasaka,Kana Kurokochi, Mariko Otsuka, Kyoko Yamada, Miwa Watanabe, Tomoko Otsuka, Ikuko Sakai: Comparison of Competency for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice and Job Satisfaction among Medical Professionals in Intensive Care Units and Operation Rooms at Two University Hospitals in Japan. 19th East Asian Forum of Nursing Scholars, Chiba, 2016
2.Miwa Watanabe, Mariko Masujima, Ikuyo Nagasaka, Tomoko Majima, Naho Sato, Kumi Kanno:Difficulty when nurses support cancer survivors and their children. 19th East Asian Forum of Nursing Scholars, Chiba, 2016
3.Ikuyo Nagasaka, Mariko Masujima, Miwa Watanabe, Naho Sato, Tomoko Majima:When a parent has cancer: Information and support needs of college-aged young adults in Japan. 19th East Asian Forum of Nursing Scholars, Chiba, 2016
Interprofessional Education Research Center, Graduate school of Nursing Lecturer  
Recent Publications
1.Takahashi Z., Nagae H., Iwaki N.: How we turn knowledge into transformation of ourselves; Mixed Method Research on the Citizen Participatory Learning Program on End-of-life Care, Mixed Method International Research Association Conference, Durahm, UK, August 3, 2016.
Interprofessional Education Research Center, Graduate school of Nursing Associate Professor Community Health Nursing
Recent Publications
Chiba University Hospital
Geriatric Medical Center
Assistant Professor Geriatrics
Diabetes, Metabolism, and Endocrinology
Recent Publications
1.Takemoto M, Ishikawa T, Onishi S, Okabe E, Ishibashi R, He P, Kobayashi K, Fujimoto M, Kawamura H, Yokote K.: Atorvastatin ameliorates podocyte injury in patients with type 2 diabetes complicated with dyslipidemia.:Diabetes Res Clin Pract.100:e26-29.2013
2.Sakamoto K, Kuno K, Takemoto M, He P, Ishikawa T, Onishi S, Ishibashi R, Okabe E, Shoji M, Hattori A, Yamaga M, Kobayashi K, Kawamura H, Tokuyama H, Maezawa Y, Yokote K :Pituitary Adenolate Cyclase-Activating Polypeptide Protects Glomerular Podocytes from Inflammatory Injuries.:Journal of Diabetes Research 2015:727152. doi: 10.2015
3.Ishibashi R, Takemoto M, Akimoto Y, Ishikawa T, He P, Maezawa Y, Sakamoto K, Tsurutani Y, Ide S, Ide K, Kawamura H, Kobayashi K, Tokuyama H, Tryggvason K, Betsholtz C, Yokote K.:A novel podocyte gene, semaphorin 3G, protects glomerular podocyte from lipopolysaccharide-induced inflammation.Sci Rep. 2016 May 16;6
Director Planning Office, Chiba University Hospital  Associate Professor  
Recent Publications
1.Ikeda S,Kobayashi M, Kaneko T, Hirose M, Hirao T, Hasegawa T, Hasegawa T, Sakai H:Identification of Adverse Events in Inpatients: Results of a Preliminary Survey in Japan. Asian Pacific Journal of Disease Management, 4(2), 49-53, 2010.
2.Hirose Y, Sasaki H, Miwa T, Ohba S, Ikeda E, Abe M, Ikeda S, Kobayashi M, Kawase T, Hasegawa M, Yoshida K:Whole genome analysis from microdissected tissue revealed adult supratentorial grade II-III gliomas are divided into clinically relevant subgroups by genetic profile. Neurosurgery. 69(2),376-390,2011.
3.Suzuki M, Kobayashi M: Impact of End-of-Life Care Education on Knowledge, Confidence, and Attitudes Toward Care of the Dying in Pre-licensed Nursing Students. NURSING RESEARCH 2015, 26th International Nursing Research Congress. Puerto Rico Convention Center. 23 July, 2015 and 27 July, 2015.
Graduate School of Engineering
Station for Academic-Industrial Collaborative Research Promotion
Professor  
Recent Publications
1.Yanagimura M., Kuroiwa S.,et al.: Preliminary Study of TV Caption Presentation Method for Aphasia Sufferers and Supporting System to Summarize TV Captions, Eds. Bernadette Sharp, Rodolfo Delmonte, Natural Language Processing and Cognitive Science, Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG, pp.75-88, March 2015.
2.Lu H., Zhang W., Horiuchi Y., Kuroiwa S., “Phoneme dependent inter-session variability reduction for speaker verification,” International Journal of Biometrics, Vol.7, No.2, pp.83-96, 2015.
3.Arima S., Kuroiwa S.,et al.: Question-Asking Strategy for People with Aphasia to Remember Food Names, Journal on Technology & Persons with Disabilities, 3, pp.10-20, Nov. 2015.
Graduate School of Engineering Assistant Professor  
Recent Publications
1.Umezawa T., Nakauchi K., Inoue M., Matsunaka T., Warabino T., Kishi Y.: Personal Network Construction System using Mobile Phones, IEICE Transactions on Communications, Vol.E94-B, No.3, pp.630-638, 2011.
2.Urai T., Umezawa T., Osawa N.: Enhancements to Support Functions of Distributed Pair Programming Based on Action Analysis, The 20th Annual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education (ITiCSE '15), pp.177-182, 2015.
3.Hara K., Umezawa T., Osawa N.: Effect of Button Size and Location when Pointing with Index Finger on Smartwatch , LNCS9170 (HCI International 2015), pp.165-174, 2015.
Graduate School of Horticulture Associate Professor  
Recent Publications
1.AKITA N.:Managing Flood Area by Greening – Case study on the Great East Japan Earthquake stricken area,the 8th International Conference of the Pacific Rim Community Design Network,119-124,2012.
2.AKITA N., et al.:Land Use Management through Community Based Landscape Projects-Case Study on the Great East Japan Earthquake Stricken Area, Landscape and Imagination International Scientific Conference 2013,pp.361-364,2013.
Graduate School of Social Sciences Professor  
Recent Publications
Graduate School of Social Sciences Associate Professor  
Recent Publications
Graduate School of Medicine Professor
Recent Publications
1.Sato S, Hasegawa M, Okuyama M, Okazaki J, Kitamura Y, Sato Y, Ishikawa T, Sato Y, Isono S. Mask Ventilation during Induction of General Anesthesia: Influences of Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Anesthesiology. 2017 Jan;126(1):28-38.
2.Ishii T, Igarashi T, Naya Y, Aoe T, Isono S. Physiological and Biochemical Responses to Continuous Saline Irrigation Inside the Abdominal Cavity in Anesthetized Pigs. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2016 Aug;26(8):600-5.
3.Igarashi T, Ishii T, Aoe T, Yu WW, Ebihara Y, Kawahira H, Isono S, Naya Y. Small-Incision Laparoscopy-Assisted Surgery Under Abdominal Cavity Irrigation in a Porcine Model. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2016 Feb;26(2):122-8..
Graduate School of Medicine Associate Professor
Recent Publications
1.Sasahara T, Watakabe A, Aruga E, Fujimoto K, Higashi K, Hisahara K, Hori N, Ikenaga M, Izawa T, Kanai Y, Kinoshita H, Kobayakawa M, Kobayashi K, Kohara H, Namba M, Nozaki-Taguchi N, Osaka I, Saito M, Sekine R, Shinjo T, Suga A, Tokuno Y, Yamamoto R, Yomiya K, Morita T."Assessment of Reasons for Referral and Activities of Hospital Palliative Care Teams Using a Standard Format: A Multicenter 1000 Case Description.J Pain Symptom Manage, 47(3):579-587, 2014.
2. Watanabe Nemoto M, Nozaki-Taguchi N, Togasaki G, Kanazawa A, Kurokawa M, Harada R, Kobayashi H, Isono S, Uno T.New approach to relieving pain and distress during high-dose-rate intracavitary irradiation for cervical cancer.Brachytherapy, 14(5):642-7, 2015.
Graduate School of Nursing Assistant Professor Gait Analysis、Fall Prevention Alarm Systems
Recent Publications
1.Amemiya A, Okonogi R, Yamakawa H, Susumu K, Jitsuishi T, Sugawara H, Tanaka L. Y, Komiyama M, Mori T. The external force associated with callus formation under the first metatarsal head is reduced by wearing rocker sole shoes. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc, 2017 (in press).
2.Amemiya A, Noguchi H, Oe M, Takehara K, Ohashi Y, Suzuki R, Yamauchi T, Kadowaki T, Sanada H, Mori T. Shear stress-normal stress (Pressure) Ratio (SPR) decides forming callus in patients with diabetic neuropathy. Journal of Diabetes Research, vol. 2016, Article ID 3157123, 2016.
3.Amemiya A, Noguchi H, Oe M, Sanada H, Mori T. Establishment of a measurement method for in-shoe pressure and shear stress in specific regions for diabetic ulcer prevention. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2291-2294, 2016.
Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences Professor
Recent Publications
1.Hiromi Sato, Sana Siddig, Miaki Uzu, Sayumi Suzuki, Yuki Nomura, Tatsuro Kashiba, Keisuke Gushimiyagi, Yuko Sekine, Tomoya Uehara, Yasushi Arano, Katsunori: Elacridar enhances the cytotoxic effects of sunitinib and prevents multidrug resistance in renal carcinoma cells. European Journal of Pharmacology, 746, 258–266, 2015
2.Sato A, Ueno H, Takase A, Ando A, Sekine Y, Yano T, “Cytotoxicity induced by a redox-silent analog of tocotrienol in human mesothelioma H2452 cell line via suppression of cap-dependent protein translation”, Anticancer research, 36, 1527-1534, 2016
3.Sato A, Virgona N, Sekine Y, Yano T, “The evidence to date: A redox-inactive analogue of tocotrienol as a new anti-mesothelioma agent”, Rare diseases research and treatment, 2(1): 38-42, 2016
Takeshi MURAKAMI Station for Academic-Industly Collaborative Research Promotion Associate
Graduate school of Nursing Specially Appointed Associate Professor Oncology Nursing
Recent Publications
1.Nagasaka I, Masujima M, Watanabe M, Sato N, Majima T. When a parent has cancer: Information and support needs of college-aged young adults in Japan. 19th East Asian Forum of Nursing Scholars(EAFONS), March 14-15, Chiba , 2016.
2.Majima T, Ikezaki S, Sakai I, Nagasaka I, Yamamoto S, Masujima M, Kurokohchi K. Association between communication, competency for interprofessional collaborative practice, and team performance in Japan. The Association for Medical Education in Europe(AMEE), September 5-9, Glasgow, 2015.
3. Majima T, Nagasaka I, Kozu M, Masujima M, Okamoto A, Watanabe M, Kusunoki J. Defining Clinical Judgment of Oncology Certified Nurse Specialist in Inter-Professional Work in Japan. 1st Asian Oncology Nursing Society Conference(AONS), November 19-21, Seoul, 2013
Graduate school of Nursing PhD student Oncology Nursing
Recent Publications
1.Kimiko Kitagawa,Ayumi Wakasugi:Outcomes after 4 years of elderly people with dementia in nursing homes, 13th Annual scientific meeting of Japan Academy of Gerontological Nursing,208, 2008.
2.Kimiko Kitagawa,Ayumi Wakasugi,Aki Nagase:Symptoms and usage statuses in patients of advanced age with gastric fistula during the year before death , Hospice and Home Care, 18(3), 334-342, 2010.
3.Ayumi Wakasugi,Miwa Watanabe,et al:Hematology patients' experience of retun to work after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, 26th Annual Conference of the Japanese Society of Cancer Nursing, Oral presentation, 2012.
Hisayoshi SUGAWARA Graduate school of Nursing Master's course student Physiology、Sleep analysis