Natsuyo ONO is an associate proffessor at Sapporo City University, Japan. She has been an educator and researcher on fundamentals of nursing in Japan and abroad. Her main research inrterest is comfort care in nursing.
Background/ For 10 years, University A in Sapporo City, worked with nursing departments at hospitals, driving research activities by providing guidance for the entire research process. The research activities of clinical nurses that were supported by university teachers were evaluated from the perspectives of the hospitals. We aimed to clarify hospital nurse managers’ perceptions of the results of the efforts that were being made. Methods/ We chose five managers from the hospitals that received support as the subjects of this study, and went through a list of questions with them in interviews. We conducted a qualitative inductive analysis of their remarks regarding the accomplishments of the research activities of the nurses. Each answer was summarized, recorded and the data were thoroughly examined and categorized using similarities and common features. The study was approved by the Ethical Committi of Sapporo City University. Results/ Results obtained were as follows: “The research processes improved under the guidance of the university teachers, as compared with previously when they were only under the guidance of the hospital educators,” “Research topics were identified better,” “Making presentations at nationwide conferences motivated the entire nursing department,” and “Inspired equity and objectivity in the workplace.” Discussion/ The nurse managers considered the guidance of the university teachers to be beneficial when research was successfully completed using research topics that nurses had identified during their work. They felt that the guidance of the university teachers was productive when it led to their being able to make presentations, and valued their expertise.
Kim, Ki Kyong , MPH, RN is a Professor at University of Yonsei, Wonju College of Medicine, School of Nursing. She has completed her PhD in Law at the age of 35 years from Yonsei University and visiting scholar studies from University of North Carolina, USA. She has published more than 30 papers in reputed journals and has been serving as an editorial board member of Korean Association of medical Law.
Background: Good regulation is important to the public safety and quality assurance in health care through licensure and disciplinary action as required. From 1962, a system for Korean nursing licensure was implemented under Medical Service Acts, which was revised annually and has expanded legal duties and responsibilities of nurses. Aim: This article aims to examined the revision of Medical Service and to seek core educational objectives in regulations that are directly or indirectly related to nursing practice. Methods: A descriptive, interpretive law design was used to examine the legal obligations and educational core objectives found in documents: Korean Medical Service Act and Regulation for registered nurses. Results: The findings indicate that 23 objectives (directly related to nursing practice) and 7 objectives (directly related to nursing practice) appear in study. Furthermore, it shows 11 educational objectives related to health policies affecting nursing care. Conclusions: Although most of the legal obligation and educational objectives aren changeable, this study shows, despite significant challenges, the clear regulations to know for nurses and the range of legal duties is gradually strengthening and expanding for patient safety in South of Korea. Keywords: Nursing Regulation, Nursing Legislation, Educational Objectives