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Researcher Information

last modified:2020/01/22

Associate Professor YANAGIHARA, Kiyoko

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Faculty, Affiliation

Faculty of Health Sciences, Institute of Medical, Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences

College and School Educational Field

Division of Health Sciences, Graduate School of Phamaceutical Science
Department of Nursing,School of Health Sciences, College of Medical, Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences



Academic Background

【Academic background(Doctoral/Master's Degree)】
Japan College of Social Work Master 199503 Completed
Japan Luther College  Doctor 200803 Completed
【Academic background(Bachelor's Degree)】
College of Medical Technology,Kanazawa University 197603
Meiji Gakuin University Department of Social Work 198003
Ph.D. in Social Welfare


Japan Red Closs Medical Center(1976/04/01-1984/03/31)
Musashino Red Closs Hospital(1984/04/01-1985/06/30)
Fukui Red Closs Hospital(1985/07/01-1987/12/31)
Musashino Red Closs Hospital(1989/10/01-1994/03/31)
Musashino Red Closs Nursing Junior College(1994/04/01-2001/03/31)
Niigata Seiryo University(2001/04/01-2005/03/31)
Niigata University(2005/04/01-2008/03/31)
Tokai University(2008/04/01-2014/12/31)

Year & Month of Birth

Academic Society

Japan Academy of Nursing Science
Japan Academy of Nursing Education
Japanese Association for Research in Family Nursing
Japanese Sciaty of Cancer Nursing
The Japan Academy of Home Care
Hokuriku Association of Public Health
Society of Nursing Practice



Cnacer Nursing、Family Nursing

Speciality Keywords

[Family Nursing][Cancer Nursing][End of Life Care][Community-based integrated care systems

Research Themes

1.Family resillience in end of life care 2.The family nursing in cancer medical care 3.Turnover of family caregivers for the care of the elderly and Gender



  •  Evaluation of Regional Vulnerability to Disasters by People of Ishikawa, Japan: A Cross Sectional Study Using National Health Insurance Data  Makoto Fujiu , Yuma Morisaki , Junichi Takayama , Kiyoko Yanagihara  International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2018/03/14
  •   Content analysis of student reports after attending a problem-based learning course - Facilitating the development of critical thinking and communication skills in Japanese nursing students Tomoya Itatani , Kyoko Nagata,Kiyoko Yanagihara , NorikoTabuchi  Journal of Heath Care 2017/08 
  •  Grief and Bereavement Due to Loss of a Sibling to Cancer in Adulthood: Transformations of Family Systems  Kiyoko Yanagihara  Journal of the Tsuruma health science society, Kanazawa University 40 1 65-74 2016/08
  •  Difficulties felt by nurses engaged in terminal cancer care at designated cancer hospitals, with a focus on length of experience and nursing identity Kiyoko Yanagihara Kiyoko Matsui ,Kentaro Sasaki .Taichi Nakamura  Society of Nursing Practice  30 (1) in press 2018/01
  •  Analysis of Changes in Elderly People’s Level of Long-Term Care Needs and Related Factors - With a Focus on Care Levels II and III.  Kiyoko Yanagihara,,Makoto Fujiu .Sizuka Sano.Masahiko Sagae Journal of Wellness and Health Care 41(2) 41 2 in press 2018/03

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  •  Difficulties felt by nurses engaged in terminal cancer care at designated cancer hospitals, with a focus on length of experience and nursing identity.  Kiyoko Yanagihara ,Kiyoko Matsui .Kentaro Sasaki .Taichi Nakamura  Society of Nursing Practice  30 1 in press 2018/01

Conference Presentations

  • Factors associated with a positive attitude to nursing practice of nurses engaged in terminal cancer care.(conference:The18th World Congress of Psycho-Oncology)(2017/08)
  • Examination of interfamily adjustments and skills of F-CNSs. (conference:The 13th International Family Nursing Conference)(2017/06)
  • The state of medical care for young-elderly cancer patients in regional City A-a focus on medical facility type, commuting distance to hospitals, and communications (conference:The17th World Congress of Psycho-Oncology)(2016/10)
  • Nursing Interventions for Addressing Patterns of Conflict between Families and Medical Systems.(conference:The 12th International Family Nursing Conference)(2015/08)
  • Search for Meaning of Hematopoietic Stem Cell transplantation in Japanese Elderly.2015 International Conference on Cancer Nursing(conference:2015 International Conference on Cancer Nursing)(2015/07)

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  • L ife Stories of Sibling Donors in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation- A Focus on the Actions of the Family System(conference:The 12th International Family Nursing Conference.)(2015/08)
  • Nurses’ Decision-making Support for Families of Cancer Patients.(2013/10)
  • Conflict Patterns between Healthcare Providers and Families and the Family Nursing Intervention in Clinical Oncology Practice Using Watanabe-Style Family Assessment and Supporting Model(conference:The 11th International Family Nursing Conference.)(2013/06)
  • Japanese Style Family Nursing Model: Watanabe-Style Family Assessment and Supporting Model -Characteristics, Theoretical Background Practice and Research-(conference:The 10th International Family Nursing Conference.)(2011/06)
  • Feelings and Impressions of Family Members Through Participation in Postmortem Care. (conference:The 8th International Family Nursing Conference.)(2007/06)
  • Grief in children who take care of their parents in the terminal stage of cancer.(conference:The 6th International Asia Pacific Hospice Conference)(2005/08)
  • The Research of Family Nursing Skills of the Advanced Hospice Nurse- The focus is appropriated to the information used by nurses from acquisition to judgment .(conference:The 9th International Family Nursing Conference)(2009/06)
  • A study of the factors which enable terminal care at geriatric intermediate care facilities in Japan: An interview of nurse managers(conference:The6th International Asia Pacific Hospice Conference.)(2005/08)

Arts and Fieldwork


Theme to the desired joint research

Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research

Classes (Bachelors)

○Introduction to Thanatology(2017)
○Nursing Model for Health and Illness Behavior(2017)
○Introduction to Thanatology(2017)
○Introduction to Nursing(2017)
○Standard Nursing: Skills Laboratory(2017)
○Fundamental Nursing: Clinical Practice(2017)
○Concept of Nursing Research(2017)
○Conceptual Basis of Nursing Practice(2017)
○Introduction to Nursing: Laboratory Practice(2017)
○Introduction to Region-studies(2016)
○Introduction to Nursing: Laboratory Practice(2016)
○Standard Nursing: Skills Laboratory(2016)
○Conceptual Basis of Nursing Practice(2016)
○Concept of Nursing Research(2016)
○Chronic and Hospice Care Nursing(2016)
○Fundamental Nursing: Clinical Practice(2016)
○Introduction to Nursing(2016)
○Nursing Model for Health and Illness Behavior(2016)
○Presentation and Debate (Freshman Seminar II)(2016)
○Freshman Seminar I(2016)

Classes (Graduate Schools)

○Chronic Care/Wound Management: Seminar(2017)
○Chronic Care Nursing/Wound Management: Research(2017)
○Research Design in Nursing 1: Lecture(2017)
○Chronic Care/Wound Management: Lecture(2017)
○Chronic/Terminal Care Nursing Technology: Lecture(2017)
○Chronic/Terminal Care Nursing Technology: Seminar(2017)
○Chronic Care/Wound Management: Seminar(2016)
○Chronic/Terminal Care Nursing Technology: Lecture(2016)
○Chronic Care/Wound Management: Lecture(2016)

International Project

International Students

Lecture themes

Others (Social Activities)

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