Mieko Sagawa

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In Japan, as in some other countries, not all cancer patients are informed of their diagnosis and expected prognosis. However, we do not know enough about the relationship between the kind of information given to cancer patients and their mental state. The following is a study that examines this relationship. The subjects were 81 adult cancer inpatients(More)
The disclosure of information to cancer patients is one of the most important issues in oncological practice. In Japan, as in some other countries, few cancer patients were ever given a truthful statement of their diagnosis. However, today more and more patients are being informed of their diagnosis and prognosis. This study investigates the nature of these(More)
Structural visualization was implemented on vascular access management education for dialysis patients requiring expert nursing. As listening to and recording the sound of the Vascular access is important, an education program involving the electronic recording of sounds was proposed. Recording the Vascular access sounds and utilizing them as part of the(More)
Structural visualization was implemented on catheter management education for peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients requiring expert nursing. An education program utilizing electronic images was proposed as a method of monitoring the exit site, which is of high importance in PD catheter self-management. Recording images of the exit site and utilizing them as(More)
Behavior modification programs (BMP) have been suggested to be useful for the self-management of hemodialysis (HD) patients. To provide more systematic care, we structured the procedure of the thinking process and care in BMPs as an algorithm. BMP developers produced a temporary algorithm based on previous studies, discussed it with nurses with BMP(More)
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