3rd year student
Taipei Medical University
After this two weeks program of Osaka medical college, it not only open my mind but also reinforce my faith to provide a better nursing care in future. Throughout the lecture, I learned that the nursing environment in Japan seems to be very different from Taiwan. There are a decent amount of care givers in Taiwan that support nurses during their daily work. In contrast, Japan has few care givers so that the nurses tend to do everything by their own, for example: making beds and bathing patients. Due to this reason, I found that the nursing education of Japan focus on a more comprehensive aspect. In the nursing assessment course that we took really expanded my horizon. First, It is their critical thinking training in nursing education.
All the student have their own thinking pathway for their own nursing assessment and intervention. By drawing it down and performing in front of all the students are also a great way to improve the logical thinking. Every group in the class need to think up a proper intervention according to the assessment they done to the simulated patient. The variety of the interventions really blows my mind! For me, my practice in Taiwan, I usually reach for the medical side of nursing interventions instead of the humanized side, for example: the proper use of painkillers. Not like Japan nursing students, they consider more toward the patient’s view. By finishing the course, OMC’s nursing education strikes me with an empathy heart. I really need to work on my thoughts about patients and deeply consider what is their urgent desire, both mentally and physically. Another thing that really widen my views during the program is the diversity of health educations.
During the course, we tried the machine for detecting the germs in our mouth. The teacher told us that this method have been devoted to maintain oral hygiene. I think that it is very clever to combine technologies with medical knowledges. Not only provide a more easy way for people to prevent disease but also offer a trustful evidence for people to believe. The wild range of vivid health education manuals are also very impressive. Every disease can find their matching manual for the understanding of the cause, progression and even how to gently deal with the disease. The manual also design for all kinds of occupation and character among the society. It means that everybody can find the most suitable knowledges for them to utilize. Health education really takes a massive part in Japan health care system. Among all the professionists, nurses seem to be the most direct person to the patients. In my opinion, Taiwan’s health education is not as roundly as Japan. By absorbing what I hear and see in Japan, it is a really powerful experience for me to adjust the technique of health education in my future practice.
Last but not least, I want to express my gratitude to Osaka Medical College for providing such am amazing opportunity for me to experience the differences between Taiwan and Japan nursing environment. This experience really encourage me to choose to look on the different angle from the patients. Standing on their view and using sympathy is the most prominent part in nursing care. By finishing this two week program really boosts my enthusiasm toward nursing and becomes the future motivation for me. Words are not enough to express my gratitude!