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Mental health and psychological impacts from the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake Disaster: a systematic literature review
TLDR
Following the GEJE, a considerable proportion of the population was mentally affected to a significant degree, and the affected individuals showed a wide array of mental and physical consequences. Expand
Caring for the forensic population: recognizing the educational needs of emergency department nurses and physicians
TLDR
Practice implications indicate that forensic education is needed and desired among ED nurses and physicians within the clinical setting and further studies must be done to gain a more in depth understanding of existing forensic practices and protocols to elevate the level of care received by forensic patients within the ED setting. Expand
Trends in suicide in Japan by gender during the COVID-19 pandemic, up to September 2020
TLDR
The results indicate the importance of COVID-19 related suicide prevention, especially for women, and suggest timely access to mental health care and financial and social support is urgently needed, as is optimal treatment for mental illness. Expand
Mental health of family, friends, and co-workers of COVID-19 patients in Japan
TLDR
It is shown that people with COVID-19 patients in a close setting had higher psychological distress level than those without, which indicates an urgent need to prioritize the establishment and implementation of mental health and psychosocial support tailored to family, close relatives, and friends of COIDs19 patients. Expand
The effects of living environment on disaster workers: a one–year longitudinal study
TLDR
It is desirable for disaster workers to have a living environment in which they can keep an appropriate distance from the victims, and to be allocated into the high post-traumatic stress response (high-PTSR) group and high-GPD group, respectively. Expand
The Psychological Impact of the Great East Japan Earthquake on Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Personnel: A Three-Wave, One-Year Longitudinal Study
TLDR
The findings suggest that disaster workers may be able to conduct disaster relief activities more safely with mission-related considerations of shorter deployment length and recognizing the effects on personnel personally affected by the disaster, in addition to avoiding overworking personnel after mission completion. Expand
Closed suctioning system: critical analysis for its use.
  • Nahoko Harada
  • Medicine
  • Japan journal of nursing science : JJNS
  • 1 June 2010
TLDR
The studies reviewed suggest that the evidence on the efficacy and effectiveness of closed suctioning systems is inconclusive, and only limited populations will benefit clinically from the use of this device. Expand
Rumor-Related and Exclusive Behavior Coverage in Internet News Reports Following the 2009 H1N1 Influenza Outbreak in Japan
TLDR
During public health crises, it is essential to understand that rumors and exclusive behaviors have adverse effects on the public and that accompanying public health information may help people take proactive coping actions. Expand
Japanese public health nurses’ culturally sensitive disaster nursing for small island communities
Objective: To clarify the tacit knowledge of Japanese public-health nurses who administer culturally sensitive disaster nursing for small island communities. Design: Qualitative and inductive study.Expand
Peacekeepers deserve more mental health research and care
TLDR
United Nations peacekeeping personnel face numerous stressors due to their challenging deployments, and further studies are required to ascertain the associations between their outcomes and factors before, during and after their peacekeeping missions. Expand
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