Challenges for Cultural Competency of Japan's Healthcare Providers: Perceptions of Foreign Residents

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/156446
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Challenges for Cultural Competency of Japan's Healthcare Providers: Perceptions of Foreign Residents
Abstract:
Challenges for Cultural Competency of Japan's Healthcare Providers: Perceptions of Foreign Residents
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Kawashima, Asako, RN, MN
P.I. Institution Name:Yamaguchi Prefectural University
Title:Assistant lecture
The population of foreign nationals and patients from differing cultural, racial, ethnic and linguistic origins has consistently increased in Japan. The challenge for the Japanese healthcare workforce is to deliver culturally congruent healthcare services. The purpose of this pilot study was to examine foreign residents? perceptions of their experiences in receiving Japanese healthcare practices. Literature on contemporary issues relative to a culturally competent healthcare practice in Japan was reviewed as it provides key aspects of foreign residents? concerns when receiving healthcare in Japan. A self-administered questionnaire using free response questions was utilized in order to ask foreign residents? perceptions of their experiences in receiving Japanese healthcare. The participants were volunteers and were sought from foreign residents who had being staying in southern Japan with fifteen participants answering the free response question. Content analysis revealed that differences in healthcare systems, the provider?s limited language skills and culturally and ethically incompetent communication, which are indicative of Japanese culture are all factors creating concerns, mistrust and dissatisfaction of healthcare practices. Recommendations proposed are; strategic educational actions to address such obstacles and thus to improve Japan?s culturally competent healthcare practices. The study further suggests that research needs to identify healthcare requirements for foreign residents.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleChallenges for Cultural Competency of Japan's Healthcare Providers: Perceptions of Foreign Residentsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/156446-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Challenges for Cultural Competency of Japan's Healthcare Providers: Perceptions of Foreign Residents</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Kawashima, Asako, RN, MN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Yamaguchi Prefectural University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant lecture</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">kawashima@n.ypu.jp</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The population of foreign nationals and patients from differing cultural, racial, ethnic and linguistic origins has consistently increased in Japan. The challenge for the Japanese healthcare workforce is to deliver culturally congruent healthcare services. The purpose of this pilot study was to examine foreign residents? perceptions of their experiences in receiving Japanese healthcare practices. Literature on contemporary issues relative to a culturally competent healthcare practice in Japan was reviewed as it provides key aspects of foreign residents? concerns when receiving healthcare in Japan. A self-administered questionnaire using free response questions was utilized in order to ask foreign residents? perceptions of their experiences in receiving Japanese healthcare. The participants were volunteers and were sought from foreign residents who had being staying in southern Japan with fifteen participants answering the free response question. Content analysis revealed that differences in healthcare systems, the provider?s limited language skills and culturally and ethically incompetent communication, which are indicative of Japanese culture are all factors creating concerns, mistrust and dissatisfaction of healthcare practices. Recommendations proposed are; strategic educational actions to address such obstacles and thus to improve Japan?s culturally competent healthcare practices. The study further suggests that research needs to identify healthcare requirements for foreign residents.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T14:47:29Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T14:47:29Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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