Environmental and Sociomedical Sciences

Clinical Nursing

Environmental and Sociomedical Sciences
Great Departments


Professor Kokufu Hiroko
kokufu(at mark)
Associate Professor Kukinaka Chieko
kukinaka(at mark)
Lecturer Shiroshita Yui
shiroshita(at mark)
Assistant Professor Higuchi Yuki
hyuki(at mark)

Research theme

The purpose of this department is (1) to promote the recovery of disorders, (2) to develop a regionally-based living environment for people with disorders, and (3) to provide nursing support in accordance to one’s health needs.

In addition, this department is engaged in research and development regarding physical assessment, methods and systems of care for patients with diverse medical needs, especially cancer, chronic illness, elderly, acute condition, as well as for those patients (and their families) with psychological concerns arising from their medical conditions.

In the area of pediatric nursing, we are conducting research that contributes to the development of care and systems that support the unique development of children and their families in a variety of situations. In particular, we are engaged in research on low birth weight infants, children with chronic diseases, and children requiring medical care, and their families.