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 - Nursing Science - Family Nursing Science
Midwifery & Women’s Health
The social environment within which Japanese women live has undergone remarkable change in recent years. Obstetrics in Japan is currently faced with many problems, including a falling birth rate, a shortage of obstetricians, fewer childbirth facilities, increasing numbers of infertile couples, and child abuse. These problems have arisen due to a variety of factors, including the advent of the nuclear family. The Health and Welfare Ministry has recently reinforced its strategy of support for childbearing, which aims to ensure enjoyable childbirth and childbearing in society. In this context, midwives are responsible for the care of mothers and children as their healthcare provider. As a student in this course, you will have completed advanced education with a focus on the primary healthcare needs of women throughout their entire life-cycle and will have experience as a specialist midwife and maternal and child-healthcare provider as an autonomous practitioner. Students will be expected to be able to educate midwives in theoretical knowledge and be skilled in the role of lead professional.

  Kiyoko Kabeyama
Research and Education
In the midwifery field, you will undertake programs specially designed to develop and achieve competencies, theory, skills, and knowledge as an autonomous practitioner attending to mothers during antenatal, intranatal, and postnatal periods and with the neonate and child. You will also ensure that students have the ability to recognize and diagnosis potential problems and complications in high-risk pregnant women and children.

In the field of women’s health, you will undertake programs concerned with the primary healthcare needs of women throughout their life-cycle, as well as how to support couples undergoing infertility treatment. This course is designed to provide students with the theoretical and practical knowledge and skills necessary to practice midwifery in a multidisciplinary context by EBN. Students will undertake independent research on a topic of interest and develop their critical, conceptual, and analytical skills, applying relevant research techniques to their chosen field of study. The program, titled “Emotional and Physical Counseling for Women,” is a collaborative venture with Kyoto University Hospital developed to promote health services and improve clinical skills.

Research topics currently covered in related family nursing include reproductive health, infertility treatment, development of perinatal management systems, women’s smoking status, and maternal nutritional management. Faculty members are currently conducting research into the promotion of health services, not only nationally but also in an international context, especially in underdeveloped countries from a global perspective.

Midwifery & Women’s Health
Professor Kiyoko Kabeyama

Keiko Yagi

Midori Kanaoka

Yoko Chiba
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Prof. K. Kabeyama (middle of the bottom) with staffs of Karalinska Institute, Stockholm
Ultrasound scan in the midwifery diagnosis
Measurement of the autonomic nervous functions
Recent Publications
1. Kabeyama K. et al. Textbook for Midwives 1〜8, Igaku-Shoin, Tokyo, 2008
2. Kabeyama K. et al. Physical Examination for Midwives, Igaku-Shoin, Tokyo, 2008
3. Watanabe H. Kabeyama K. et al. A Review of Inadequate and Excessive Weight Gain in Pregnancy, Bentham Science, 5(4), 186-192, 2009
4. Kabeyama K. Longitudinal study of the intensity of memorized labour pain, International J of Nursing Practice, 7, 56-63, 2001
5. Chiba Y, et al. Gaps between maternity service and record-keeping in the two district hospitals in Western Kenya. 28th Triennial Congress of International Confederation of Midwives (ICM), 2008
6. Chiba Y, Yamaguchi K, Kabeyama K. Differences between Japanese programs in acquiring midwifery skills through practicum: Comparison of self-evaluations and instructor evaluations on student achievement. International Conference of International Confederation of Nurses (ICN), 2007
7. Gesso A. Kabeyama K. An analysis of the multipara’s concerns at the last term of pregnancy, ICN 23rd Quadrennial Congress, 302, 2005