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Hisako Nakao Last modified date:2020.06.11

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Academic Degree
Doctor of Philosophy
Field of Specialization
Clinical Nursing, Gerontology Nursing, Medical Ethics, Nursing Ethics
Research Interests
  • A Practical Approach to Ethical Issues in Clinical Medicine and Care (Oncology Nursing)
    keyword : clinical ethics, team care, case conference, nurse, oncology patient
  • A Study of the QOL related to elderly person's specific symptom
    keyword : elderly person, QOL, nursing, specific symptom,
  • The Relation between Stress and Lifestyle, well-being
    keyword : stress, quality of life, life style, QOL, well -being
  • The Relationship between Physical Restraint and QOL of the Elderly
    keyword : physical restraint, human right, the elderly
  • The Present Situation Regarding the Role of Ethics Committees
    keyword : hospital ethics committees, case consultation
Academic Activities
1. Hisako NAKAO, An Anxiety of the Nursing Care of an Aging Society in Japan, Japanese Journal of Applied Psychology , Vol38(Special Edition), pp133-136
, 2012.11.
1. The Structure of Motivation for Growth of Clinical Nurses, J. Jpn. Acad. Nurs. Sci., Vol. 39, pp. 29–37, 2019
2. Yumiko MATSUKIYO, Hisako NAKAO, Tatsuyuki KAKUMA, Structuring the Process of Disaster Relief Nurses’ Cognitive Evaluation of Stress, Health Emergency and Disaster Nursing,, 5, 1, 12-24, 2018.03, Aim: This study aims to structure the process of cognitive evaluation of stress in disaster relief nurses, focusing on long-term adjustment or maladjustment.
Methods: A self-administered questionnaire was completed by 535 disaster relief nurses from Japanese prefectures outside the impact zone of the Great East Japan Earthquake. The study was based on the theory of stress and divided into three stages: cognitive evaluation of stress, secondary evaluation of emotional changes and re-evaluation of individual adjustment or maladjustment. External impact factors were established for each stage. A checklist for disaster relief workers and the Impact of Event Scale-Revised were employed. A structural equation model with observed variables was used.
Results: The endogenous variable relationships of the structural model comprised: (a) cognitive evaluation of stress and emotional changes; and (b) negative emotions and long-term inability to cope. External impact factors were as follows: for cognitive evaluation of stress, gender (female), marital status (married), timing of disaster relief activities (within 2 weeks of the disaster), nature of the activities (work at evacuation sites), and individual adjustment behaviors (focusing on the problem); for negative emotions, assessment of others’ intentions and adjustment behaviors during work (laughing and joking); for long-term maladjustment, inappropriate assessments of one’s own behavior and individual adjustment behaviors (focusing on emotion). The structural model showed discrepancies due to gender.
Conclusions: The cognitive evaluation process of disaster relief nurses’ stress could be structured according to stress theory. Furthermore, the study revealed differences in the structural model by gender..
3. Kazumi FUKUDA, Hisako NAKAO, Effects of postoperative delirium of patients on family members and their response, The Journal of Nursing Investigation, 11, 1,2, 1-13, 2013.03.
4. The Current status of recognition and solution of ethical problems in hospitals in Japan:
from the nursing administration of view .
5. Hisako NAKAO, Akiko Chishaki, Masayuki Obayashi, Awareness of Ethical Issues by Nursing Professionals at a General Local Hospital in Japan, FUKUOKA ACTA MEDICA, 99(8) :175-183, 2008.08.
1. Hisako NAKAO, Yumiko kinoshita, Maki Kanaoka, Miyuki Ushio, Sakai Kumiko, Satoko Maeno, Kimie Fujita, Difficulties by Nurses Providing Decision-Making Support for Patients with Acute Care Hospital Cancer Patients in Japan, The2nd Asia-Pacific Nursing Research Conference, 2017.08.
2. Yukiko Arata, Hisako NAKAO, The Relation of Positive Emotions and Psychological Well-Being among Nurses, 29th International Congress of Applied Psychology, 2014.06, [URL].
3. Hisako NAKAO, Akiko Suyama Chishaki, Mami Miyazono, Yumiko kinoshita, Maki Kanaoka, Tomioka Akiko, Kohei Kajiwara, Chie Magota, Miyuki Ushio, Change in consciousness of the nursing student through experience-based education about physical restraint, 29th International Congress of Applied Psychology,, 2014.06, [URL].
4. Hisako Nakao, Akiko Chishaki, Mami Miyazono, Yumiko Kinoshita, Maki Kanaoka, Akiko Tomioka, Chie Magota, Miyuki Ushio, Kohei Kajiwara, Rieko Kawamoto , ETHICAL ISSUES OF CANCER PATIENTS IN MAINTENANCE TREATMENT PERIOD OR IN STABLE PERIOD, Asian oncology Society conference,2013, 2013.11.
Membership in Academic Society
  • Japan Association for Bioethics
  • The Japan Nursing Ethics Association
  • Japan Academy of Gerontological Nursing
  • The Japan Academy of Nursing Administration and Policies
  • Japan Society of Disaster Nursing
  • International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care
  • The Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International
  • The Japanese Association of Applied Psychology
  • Japanese Society of Cancer Nursing
  • Japanese Nursing Association(JNA), Nursing Research Conferences
  • Fukuoka Acta Medica