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News in 2022

EpiNurse NEWS

New Publication

"Disaster Nursing, Primary Health Care and Communication in Uncertainty" has been published from Springer "SDG series.



Disasters are becoming more frequent and severe, severely hindering progress towards sustainable development. Global agendas such as human security, the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Reduction call for global citizens to take concrete action while living in one community.

Nurses, as the primary health care providers in all communities, are essential to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

During a disaster, access to routine medical care becomes more complex, and primary health care is more diverse in the midst of chaos.

In this context, nursing should be used not as a medical service but within a development and social science model to mitigate the effects of disasters and strengthen policies to prepare for future natural disasters.


The health system also needs to move to universal health coverage that provides more essential services in the face of uncertainty.

And nurses need to be more involved in community disaster management and preparedness discussions and in innovative and ongoing research, education, and practice in the community.

To maintain healthy communities, we need to refocus nursing on primary health care and train nurses with the communication skills to cross disciplines and organize community collaboration, as well as government and community members who can work with these nurses.

The outbreak of COVID-19 forced people to experience loneliness and self-control and to nurse in conditions unnatural to human life.

It has reaffirmed the need for ethical judgment and contribution of the nursing profession and health care providers to protect the peace and dignity of people, the health care system, and the need for broad-based collaboration and coordination in emergency situations.

This is because nursing has always integrated the fields of treatment and care. In other words, nursing science also needs to integrate the natural and human sciences in an interdisciplinary manner.

One of the lessons learned at COVID-19 is that risk reduction and health promotion is a more global, human-centered wellbeing that requires a nursing science paradigm that further crosses interdisciplinary boundaries in today's uncertainty.

Kanbara, S., Miyagawa, S., Miyazaki, H. (2022). Care for Disaster Risk Reduction and Communication: Lessons Learned and the Way to Forward. In: Kanbara, S., Miyagawa, S., Miyazaki, H. (eds) Disaster Nursing, Primary Health Care and Communication in Uncertainty. Sustainable Development Goals Series. Springer, Cham.

Publication Commemorative Poster

WIRED Common Ground Challenge

EpiNurse x Psychic VR Lab built "

MetaNurse : 5 x 5 ㎡ Virtual Shelter as Primary Health Care"

We were selected as one of the Finalist 10 out of 302 entries from all over the world.

We received the Interspace Collaboration Research Center Award from the judges.

We are encouraged by the fact that we won not only in the Resilience category, but also in the Well-being category.

It is now.

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