OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study is to clarify the relationship between environmental factors, stress, and
emotions from receiving treatment for women undergoing infertility treatment. METHODS: The subjects of this survey were 200 female outpatients. The question items were the degree of stress received from the infertility
treatment, emotions from being treated, the treatment situation, the treatment regimen, their work, the presence of
family cooperation and an adviser in the family including the spouse, and the economic situation of the target
RESULTS: The stress of the subjects concerned ″ the treatment period ″ , ″ job changes/retirement ″ , ″ economic burden ″ , ″ absence of a consultation partner ″ . DISCUSSIONS: The prolonged treatment period brought back the feelings of sorrow that the subjects experienced when they were unable to conceive. Furthermore, continuing treatment increased their economic burden. Currently, it was their own self-judgment that was determining their choice to continue infertility treatment. Support may also be needed to help them decide to terminate their treatment based on medical knowledge and scientific evidence.
The present research aimed to classify and summarize published papers on simulation-based education for nurses
to clarify the trends of research on the training. The Japan Medical Abstracts Society Website, Japan's largest medical literature database, was searched using the keywords ″ nurse ″ , ″ simulation ″ , and ″ education ″ yielding 128 papers published between 2010 and 2017. The number of such papers increased year by year. The majority of the subjects of these studies comprised nurses who did not specify the years of experience. The content of the simulations was primarily situation-based training, carried in close proximity to clinical settings. Many of the papers were published by public healthcare institutions, with only a few studies conducted by healthcare corporations. The latter accounts for the majority of Japan's healthcare facilities, indicating the need to investigate simulation-based education being offered in regional areas. The findings of this review showed that simulation-based education was being actively carried out in cooperation with staff with other job roles. It is an essential means of providing training on interdisciplinary health care.
Nursing science has a clinical-oriented nature, making it indispensable to address health challenges of today and
tomorrow. The issues addressed in the nursing research, therefore, are on the aging population with high health risks
with relation to the changing health policies. Nursing researchers should aim to achieve health care solutions for the
high risk groups and to develop an integrated continuum of care services for the public health, medical science and
welfare services. Increasing quality of life (QOL) may be area that need more research attention. In this review, we
discussed about various factors including post-stroke depression (PSD), post-stroke emotional incontinence (PSEI),
post-stroke anger proneness (PSAP), post-stroke fatigue (PSF), post-stroke sleep disturbances (PSSD) and post-stroke pain (PSP), which were identified to affect stroke survivors' QOL. Moreover, we discussed how the research idea evolves as the time passed by. Nursing researchers should start to build their own database and broaden areas of focus. Given the rise in the number of patients suffering from chronic illnesses, it is critically important for the nursing researchers to focus on improving patients' QOL. Every patient, regardless of their health status, age, gender, race and ethnicity, should be able to achieve and experience his or her highest QOL where the patient is able to successfully manage own health with minimal burden caused by illness-related adverse symptoms. Nursing researchers must employ various methods to answer intriguing questions to achieve evidence-based practice and an integrated continuum of care.