Nursing Education in Japan : A Historical Background and Future Aspects

@inproceedings{Kikui1997NursingEI,
  title={Nursing Education in Japan : A Historical Background and Future Aspects},
  author={Kazuko Kikui and Kinuko Okamoto and Taiichi Saito},
  year={1997}
}
Since the Meiji era, Japanese nursing was limited to its role as assistants to physicians as determined by governmental policy. After the end of World War II, under the leadership of the Allied Forces, the status of nursing was upgraded to a para-medical profession. However, the training programs were not entirely satisfactory from a contemporary perspective. With advances in medical technology, coupled with increases in chronic illnesses, the disabled and particularly the elderly population… CONTINUE READING

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