Purpose：To describe the formation of a campus-style palliative care salon for cancer survivors as currently performed in action research, and to investigate related future issues.
Method：The evaluation period was set as June 2013 to February 2014. With the cooperation of consenting cancer survivors participating in the palliative care salon, participatory observations were made, and semi-structured interviews were performed. For the analysis, qualitative induction analysis was carried out regarding the formation processes over time of the palliative care salon.
Results：Four aspects regarding the formation of the palliative care salon were investigated：publicity, securing and arranging a site, operations and implementation（execution）, and the sentiments（emotions, feelings, understandings）of participants. Participants were aware of the site as a “place for speaking（communicating）,” and they felt the merits of having a “campus-style” environment. Meanwhile, operation-related aspects regarding the physical environment and costs（expenses）were cited as problematic issues. The authors plan further investigations, in which they will accumulate and analyze more data.
This study surveyed makeup use by nursing students during practical nursing training in order to ascertain characteristics of makeup application during the training. Two hundred and sixty-four female nursing students at a nursing college were surveyed in October 2014.
The results indicated that makeup use in private life and during practical training did not change among students of different years of study and with different levels of work experience. However, changes were noted in students of different ages：few students age 25 and over wore makeup during practical training. In addition, use of base makeup, cheek makeup, and eye makeup decreased during practical training, and students were mindful of creating a natural appearance with makeup by avoiding the use of conspicuous colors of eye makeup. During practical training, students were informed about grooming, appearance, and hygiene and the need to be mindful of fragrances and makeup colors. Third-year students with little practical training used few cosmetics, affecting their ability to allocate sufficient time for sleeping and studying. During clinical training, nursing students should use natural colors of makeup and inconspicuous eye makeup. As students progress they become more accustomed to practical training, which presumably allows them to allocate sufficient time to apply makeup.