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Academic Year 2020Year School/Graduate School School of Medicine Program of Health Sciences Division of Nursing
Lecture Code I3135001 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 成人看護学概論
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Principles of Adult Nursing
モリヤマ ミチコ
Campus Kasumi Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  First Semester,  First Semester
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1st) Weds5-6:HSC Rm 203
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
【More Details】
Lectures with interactive works, listening to patients' experiences, deep learning while checking the Internet and literature 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction B : Japanese/English
Course Level 2 : Undergraduate Low-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 27 : Health Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 04 : Nursing and Rehabilitation Sciences
Eligible Students 2nd-grade in Faculty of Medicine Institute of Health Sciences Division of Nursing
Keywords Adult nursing, critical care/acute care nursing, rehabilitation nursing, chronic care nursing, palliative care, end-of-life care,Practical work experience 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Criterion referenced
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・Knowledge and understanding of health, development and prevention of diseases, and recovery based on psychological functions and environment.
・The knowledge and understanding on nursing practice theory, basic skills and attitude.
・The knowledge・understanding on individual, family and regional health issues and nursing.
・Knowledge and understanding on health care systems and cooperation among nursing professionals and other ones.
・The knowledge and understanding on nursing theory. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
<Course description>
Adult nursing provides fundamentals of all clinical nursing areas, which covers from critical care to end-of-life care. Thus this course provides knowledge of major theories and concept related to adult nursing from all health levels and stages. First students study disease structures of Japan, and then pursue nursing care from primary prevention to tertiary prevention with holistic view points.
At the end of this class, students will
- find scholarly interest in creating nursing care for all kinds of health conditions, through  learning expanding nursing care fields and nurses' roles and functions.
- be able to think clinical ethics / ethical clinical judgement on how people die and care for dying people
- learn about primary to tertiary prevention of dying with peace and dignity by learning patterns of illness trajectory, and consider way of living.
- Learn about evidence-based clinical practice (EBCP) which is necessary to provide patient safety and quality care. And learn about holistic assessment frameworks on patients.
- Learn about theories and skills on patient education and behavior change.
- Learn about family nursing in terms of a family as a care unit.  
Class Schedule lesson1
Introduction, Nursing fields and nurses' roles and functions
Understanding characteristics of diseases in adult stage.
Illness trajectory
Survive one's life: Palliative care and end-of-life care
Clinical Ethics
Advance Care Planning
Making a nursing care plan for wholly compensatory system (1)
Making a nursing care plan for wholly compensatory system (2)
Disease management on lifestyle related diseases and chronic disease: Illness trajectory: Stroke
Rehabilitation Nursing: Utilizaing ICF
Critical Care Nursing
Primary prevention for stroke (1)
Illness trajectory: Diabetes Mellitus
Primary prevention for stroke (2)
Patient education and behavior change
Living ways and lifestyle related diseases

At the completion of this course, students need to take the final examination. 
1.大西和子 岡部聰子編:成人看護学概論 第2版,Nouvelle HIROKAWA
2.鈴木志津枝 藤田佐和編:慢性期看護論 第3版,Nouvelle HIROKAWA
3.鈴木志津枝 内布敦子編:緩和・ターミナルケア看護論 第2版,Nouvelle HIROKAWA
PC or AV used in
textbooks, PC 
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Pre and post assignments are listed in the student course guidebook. 
Grading Method Final examination  60% (have to take 60% of the examination.)
Reports 40% 
Practical Experience Experienced  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it Faculty with extensive clinical experience, including clinical experience in hospitals in Japan and overseas, working at the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, and research-based community activities, will lecture on the importance and superiority of nursing, and provide nursing activities from a wide perspective. 
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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