Health Sciences University of Hokkaido has finished a government-subsidized project, "Education program for pharmacists and nurses aiming to eliminate the medical information disparities among regions," for the fiscal year 2009. The project was subsidized by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology. The author explains the outline of the program and Learning Management System (LMS), an e-learning system developed as a part of the program. The author also describes the problems and the improvement strategies for the next year derived from the results of self-evaluation and questionnaire surveys for students which asked their satisfaction levels about the quality of classes and the third-party panel's external evaluation.
Zasshi Kiji Sakuin is the Japanese Journal Index produced by the National Diet Library. This databaseis accessible from internet freely since 2002. Indexed journals covers all fields. The number of nursing journals indexed are remarkably increased from 1999.
To know about recent trends in cancer nursing research, the author have collected the bibliographic data from Igaku-chuo-zassi web system, a medical literature database, using the search term "Gan Kango (Cancer Nursing)" selected from the Igaku-chuo-zassi thesaurus. Papers published from 2005 to 2007 were surveyed. The most common theme was "How to know the patient's psychological state". Author have presented this findings in the 26th Meeting on Medical Information Services, Tokyo-Shirokane, 2009. This paper is a further investigations of the papers on nursing research which focused on "psychological aspect of cancer nursing".