The fundamental principle of The Red Cross lies in the concept of "Humanity" and in offering people unstinting help by freely approaching them in order to alleviate pain and suffering and to protect, support and nurse those people, regardless of their nationality, race, creed or social standing and without drawing any distinction between friend and foe. Furthermore, the expertise in nursing science enjoyed by The Red Cross of Japan compels us to undertake missions wherein we act in accordance with the systematic and methodical pursuit and practice of each of the Red Cross’s basic principles.
The education in nursing science and practice which began in 1890 has produced many excellent leaders pioneering the field of nursing education and bearing the above principles in mind with the aim of establishing practices based thereon. To date, the nursing activities of The Red Cross have made a great contribution to the world at large, not only through disaster relief activities at home and abroad but also by expanding into the fields of healthcare, medical services and welfare. An indispensable aspect of our activities lies in furthering liaison by means of activities, education and research and in expanding the academic and scientific network in order to develop and promote these activities.
We believe that we have the duty and obligation to pursue the tasks mentioned below the better to expand and augment Red Cross nursing activities in the 21st century.
- One expectation is to raise the academic level of nursing science as befits the concerns of human life and health. In other words, we must advance research in nursing science and further specializations after establishing a body of nursing science knowledge. It is necessary to create opportunities for the presentation of research and at the same time increase the scope for sharing widely knowledge and information with the promotion of nursing training and nursing science at university level and the enhancement of graduate schools and research institutes.
- It is indispensable for those who are engaged in research to exchange and to share their knowledge and to create a common ground where all can work mutually in a rapidly changing environment in order to advance education and to pursue practical activities reflecting the knowledge and information gained through persevering research into cutting-edge nursing science.
- It is necessary to expand the research network to encompass the central educational institutions furthering nursing science, thus allowing participation in international activities, including those of the Red Cross. We established this society in order to garner and then share knowledge and information and engage in mutual criticism and discussion for the sake of tackling our commitments. The Japan Red Cross Society of Nursing Science is to provide the basis for the scientific organization which will expand the nursing activities of the Red Cross of Japan.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
|TAKADA, Sanae (Chairperson)||Japan Accreditation Board for Nursing Education|
|KOYAMA, Mariko (Vice-Chairperson)||Japanese Red Cross Hiroshima College of Nursing|
|ANDO, Hiroko||Japanese Red Cross Akita College of Nursing|
|KAWAGUCHI, Teruko||Japanese Red Cross Hokkaido College of Nursing|
|EMOTO, Rina||Japanese Red Cross College of Nursing|
|TAMOGAMI, Hiromi||Japanese Red Cross Society|
|NISHIKATA, Kumiko||Japanese Red Cross Hokkaido College of Nursing|
|NISHIMURA, Yumi||Tokyo Metropolitan University|
|HONJYO, Keiko||Japanese Red Cross College of Nursing|
|YOSHIDA, Mitsuko||Japanese Red Cross College of Nursing|
|KAWAHARA, Yukari||Japanese Red Cross College of Nursing|
|SAITO, Eiko||Japanese Red Cross College of Nursing|
|KOMORI, Kazuko||Former Japanese Red Cross Society|
|TSURUTA, Keiko||Seirei Christopher University|