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Vol.9 2014.12.10 Nakagami, Gojiro
Support for Old People who Live in Bed: Care for Excretion
As long as we live, we need to take in nutrition and also need to excrete. When we are healthy, we live without feeling knowledge of the process. However, most people who are bound to live in bed due to a troublesome reason, have a problem with the process. This lecture series’ theme ‘excretion’ is an essential function for human’s life. It’s proper management is a task which is concerned with the dignity of man.
In this lecture, I am going to introduce how the science of nursing has coped with health problems such as bedsores and diaper rash, and I would like to think about what the management of incontinence should be. Japanese people are now living in an ultra-aging society. Therefore, we are unable to turn a blind eye to the problem of excretion of old people. Let’s think about this problem and its solution together.
- Nakagami, Gojiro
- Lecturer at the Division of Health Science and Nursing, the Graduate School of Medicine, the University of Tokyo (Doctor of Health Sciences) 2004 Graduated from the Course of Science of Nursing, the School of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, the Kobe University 2007-2009 Fellowships from Japan Society for Promotion of Science 2009 Ph.D. degree at the Graduate School of Medicine, the University of Tokyo, Research Associate at the University of Tokyo 2010 Current Position 2013 (April) Visiting Scholar at the UCLA Here is his message: My research area is geriatric nursing and wound nursing. I am involved in the wound management of bedsores, skin tears and diabetic foot ulcers which old people tend to suffer from, as well as being concerned with cultivating the method of care for incontinence. I examine clinical tasks by using basic biological techniques and adopting the results, I create medical products through engineering. This approach is called nursing science and technology studies (kangorikōgaku kenkyū). This is a new circulatory study scheme which returns the fruits of the study to society and solves new clinical problems. I believe firmly that I am taking part in growing and exciting discipline.
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