Dr. Kyoko Kobayashi Proposes a Nurse-Led Survivorship Care Clinic for Families in Japan

Dr. Kyoko KobayashiKyoko Kobayashi, PhD, RN, PHN, is a Professor in Child Health Nursing, Graduate School of Nursing Sciences, St. Luke’s International University, Tokyo, Japan.  She was a Fulbright scholar at University of Pennsylvania, USA where she conducted research and observed practice with families. She is proposing a nurse-led survivorship care clinic and educational program for pediatric oncology nurses in Japan. Through a combination of research and clinical practice (providing health check-ups for cancer survivors, conducting family interviews, and providing educational support to survivors and families) she hopes to document the usefulness of nurse-led survivorship care and evaluate the efficacy of this approach of caring for the family. Dr. Kobayashi currently serves as a member of IFNA Resource Advancement Committee. For more information contact IFNA member, Kyoko Kobayashi.