2019

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Seventeen students from the School of Nursing at Chiba University studied abroad in the United States, England, Thailand

Seventeen students of the School of Nursing at Chiba University studied abroad participating in the Transcultural Nursing/ Global Health and Nursing program at the University of Alabama, USA, the University of Leicester, UK and the Khon Kaen University, Thailand.

At the University of Alabama, USA: From February 24th, 2019 to March 09th, 2019, thirteen students from the School of Nursing participated in a visit to the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa in the USA. Over two weeks, our nursing students practiced their linguistic skills as well as learned about transcultural nursing and global health nursing. Students visited various hospitals and clinics to become familiar with the state of healthcare and the US population. They also discovered diverse aspects of nursing education at the Capstone College of Nursing and could contrast the philosophies between the CCN and the School of Nursing at Chiba University. Students first aimed at clarifying socioeconomic and cultural factors affecting access to healthcare in America and Japan. By contrasting characteristics of the healthcare systems, population demographics, and the statistics related to common illnesses and trauma, they could reflect on significant similarities and differences between nursing practices in both countries. The second goal of the students was to develop their cultural sensitivity through exposure to other sets of beliefs and values regarding nursing education, rapport to patients, and cultural practices. (the first and second pictures)

At the University of Leicester, UK: Two students, which are the third grade in School of Nursing, Chiba University, took part in the Transcultural Nursing program from February 23 to March 10, 2019. The students participated in part of the IPE:Interprofessional Education program at the University of Leicester with a medical student from Chiba University and presented the current issue of medical care and community-based integrated care systems in Japan. They also participated in several seminars in the School of Nursing, visited community hospitals, and attended the LIGHT: Living In Good Health Together program for homeless people support. They learned the difference in the role of nurses depending on the medical systems of the two countries and thought deeply about the essence of nursing. (the third and fourth pictures)

At the Khon Kaen University, Thailand: Two students, which are the third grade in School of Nursing, Chiba University, took part in the Transcultural Nursing program from March 3 to 16, 2019. The students visited several medical facilities and got several lectures about the Thai community health care system with students of the Faculty of Nursing, Khon Kaen University. The students visited Srinagarind Hospital, Khon Kaen Hospital, and the primary health medical center. And the students observed home visit medical treatment with community health nurses and community health volunteers. The students experienced the cultures and learned about actual health and medical situations in Thailand.  (the fifth and sixth pictures)

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