Public health nursing in Japan: New opportunities for health promotion

Sachiyo Murashima, Yoko Hatono, Nora Whyte, Kiyomi Asahara

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Abstract

Major changes are taking place in public health nursing in Japan. These include significant developments in employment, education, and roles of public health nurses (PHNs). Demographic and economic factors have prompted the Japanese government to focus health service delivery on community-based care, particularly for the growing elderly population. Public health nurses are redefining their roles and are assuming important functions in planning, implementing, and evaluating community health programs for the elderly. Japanese PHNs are using a variety of health promotion strategies to initiate change at the local level. This article presents two case studies to highlight the leadership role of PHNs in creating new services that foster healthy communities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)133-139
Number of pages7
JournalPublic Health Nursing
Volume16
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 1999
Externally publishedYes

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Public Health Nursing
Public Health Nurses
Health Promotion
Japan
Health Services
Economics
Demography
Education
Health
Population

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nursing(all)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Public health nursing in Japan : New opportunities for health promotion. / Murashima, Sachiyo; Hatono, Yoko; Whyte, Nora; Asahara, Kiyomi.

In: Public Health Nursing, Vol. 16, No. 2, 01.04.1999, p. 133-139.

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Murashima, Sachiyo ; Hatono, Yoko ; Whyte, Nora ; Asahara, Kiyomi. / Public health nursing in Japan : New opportunities for health promotion. In: Public Health Nursing. 1999 ; Vol. 16, No. 2. pp. 133-139.
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