WHOCCWHO Collaborating Center for Nursing Development in Primary Health Care

研究活動(Activities)

St. Luke's International University,Terms of References

TOR 1

Title of Activity

TOR1 To support WHO’s work to advocate PPC among consumers, nurses, midwives and policy makers to address UHC through dissemination of primary health care search finding and best findings.

Names of responsible staff at the institution:

Prof.Tomoko Kamei

Dr.Keiko Takahashi

Prof. Kiyomi Asahara

Description of the activity and how it is implemented

1)We accumulate research findings of a community PCC project to address UHC focused on the aging populations of WPRO Member States.

  1. Development of an intergenerational care model for health promotion
    Our first attempt is to regularly hold a “Program for Inter-generational Exchanges,” targeting elderly people and children, 20 times a year. We expect that this attempt will help 1) elderly people to maintain their ADL, 2) children to get to know and understand elderly people and the society, and 3) both generations to supplement each other’s needs, developing a reciprocal relationship. The results of this activity will be reported once a year.
  2. Preparation of an English version of the People-Centered Care partnership questionnaire for people and health professionals, and publication of a paper by the year 2022.

TOR 2

Title of Activity

TOR2 At WHO’s request, to conduct systematic review and research on provision of evidence of the successful implementation of nursing and midwifery in primary health care

Names of responsible staff at the institution:

Prof. Erika Ota

Ms.Yuko Egawa

Ms. Rika Fukutomi

Description of the activity and how it is implemented

1)We will procure research evidence of maternal and child health in collaboration with the Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group Satellite at St. Luke’s International University and the WPRO. With experience and expertise within the institution as well as a wide network in the region, the institution conducts systematic review on specific topics in nursing and midwifery practice based on the request from WHO. We will deliver at least one systematic review or study on evidence –based practice per year.

TOR 3

Title of Activity

TOR3 To support WHO’s work towards building capacity on primary health care practice, education and research to nurses, midwives and other health professionals to achieve universal health coverage.

Names of responsible staff at the institution:

Prof. Shigeko Horiuchi

Prof. Yaeko Kataoka

Dr. Yasuko Nagamatsu

Dr. Miyuki Oka

Dr. Kana Shimoda

Description of the activity and how it is implemented

Using the concepts of Women-Centered Care and Humanized Childbirth, we will develop midwifery professionals who will contribute to improvement of reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health in low resource countries. The project will improve midwives’ abilities of: (a) adolescent reproductive health education, (b) antenatal education for mothers and families, (c) humanized childbirth at labor and delivery, and (d) newborn and child care.

  1. With the aim of accomplishing UHC, we will apply the concepts of Women-Centered Care and Humanized Childbirth to educate midwives who contribute to the improvement of reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health in low resource countries among WPRO Member States and globally. A study tour to understand the respective medical situations and conduct exchanges of views with health personnel in low resource countries, and a briefing session on the results of the tour will be held on an annual basis. We will conduct an educational program for nursing students in Tanzania using the concepts of Women-Centered Care and Humanized Childbirth.
  2. Based on the WHO’s request, the center provides educational programs and palliative care training tools for nurses and health volunteers. The center also provides technical support to clinical teams in countries identified by the WHO. In collaboration with WHO HQ we will implement a palliative care educational program for nurses and health volunteers working in a poverty setting in the Philippines (WPRO region).