Nursing, Public Health

Nursing Science of Community Health Care System

To Create the New Publicness for Solving Community Health Problems: Development Methodology of Collaboration

Health Sciences Course

  • Master / Doctoral Degree


OMORI, JunkoOMORI, Junko
OMORI, Junko*

Professor, Ph.D. R.N. P.H.N.

  • TEL


*Concurrent Position

Research Theme

  • Methodology of collaboration in community health activities
  • Public health nurses’ activities at the disaster area
  • Community empowerment at the disaster area
Research Keywords:

higher the quality of life, publicness, methodology of collaboration, community health activity at the disaster area, public health nurse’s training

Technical Keywords:

health promotion, advocacy, empowerment, consensus building, management

Laboratory Introduction

We work on education and study about methodology of the collaboration to create the new publicness for solving community health problem.Especially, we place emphasize on public health nurses and students training, who can develop community health care system for improvement of the quality of life and community empowerment.Main themes are community health activity methodology of collaboration, inhabitant’s independency, career development of public health nurse, social support network and construction of community health care system.After East Japan great earthquake,we work on the community health nurse activity support in the stricken area, and activities for the community reproduction through the collaboration with inhabitants / people concerned.
Also, Beginning in April 2014, the Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine is offering a Public Health Nurse Master's Course in the early part of its doctoral program.
The goal of this course is to provide opportunities to students hoping to become public health nurses or to brush up their skills as public health nurses.The community health nurse training course is pioneer, and therefore we want to practice better community health nurse education in future while testing the result.
Our department and the Department of Public Health Nursing collaborate in terms of education and research. Please refer the counterpart website at URL.

Figure 1. Community and people centered disaster response: Kumamoto earthquake 2016

Figure 1. Community and people centered disaster response: Kumamoto earthquake 2016

Figure 2. A training for community health volunteers

Figure 2. A training for community health volunteers

Recent Publications

  • Nagamine M, Harada N, et al. The effects of living environment on disaster workers. BMC Psychiatry. 16(1):358. 2016
  • Harada N, et al. Mental health and psychological impacts from the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake disaster: a systematic literature review. Disaster Mil Med. 1-17. 2015
  • Teramoto C, Matsunaga A, Nagata S. Cross-sectional study of social support and psychological distress among displaced earthquake survivors in Japan. Jpn J Nurs Sci. 12(4):320-9, 2015