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Ministry of Health Labour and Welfare Japan (2018) Efforts of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare on the System to Accept Foreign Patients. (in Japanese)
http://www.meti.go.jp/committee/kenkyukai/shoujo/iryou_coordinate/pdf/001_05_00.pdf

has been cited by the following article:

  • TITLE: Culturally Sensitive Medical Care and Nursing Support: A Study of the Concerns of Foreign Visitors to Japan

    AUTHORS: Yuki Murase, Miwa Yamamoto

    KEYWORDS: Cultural Care, Cultural Differences, Foreign Visitors, Nursing Support, Understand Different Cultures

    JOURNAL NAME: Open Journal of Nursing, Vol.9 No.3, March 29, 2019

    ABSTRACT: Background: Considering the development of international transportation in modern societies, nursing care needs to be sensitive to the cultures and customs of patients from other countries. The purpose of this study is to determine, from the perspective of culturally sensitive nursing support, the cultural practices that foreigners consider important when they visit a Japanese hospital for check-ups or hospitalization. Methods: A survey was completed by 110 foreign participants at a shrine in Kyoto City. The purpose of the survey was to evaluate the concerns of foreign visitors regarding Japanese medical providers, caused by cultural differences such as customs of daily life. The statistical analyses were performed using descriptive statistics as well as cross-tabulation, chi-square, and Fisher’s exact tests. Results: After grouping participants by continent, the top concerns observed in all groups about visiting a Japanese hospital were accessibility to and cost of medical care. First, as for medical facilities, participants from North and South America (North and South American) and Europe (Europeans) were significantly more concerned than those in Asia (Asians) (P P P P P Conclusion: Nurses need opportunities to learn and understand differences in cultures. If nurses have opportunities to learn cultural differences as well as to experience caring for foreign patients, their competencies in culturally sensitive nursing support will improve over time. It can be said that this is an issue not only in Japan but also in all other countries.