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Suk Jung Han 7 Articles
A Content Analysis of Disaster Nursing Education in Korean and Japanese Universities
Suk Jung Han, Chung Min Cho, Young Ran Lee, Kaori Nagasaka, Mie Izummune, Sang Bok Lee, Ji Hye Lee
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2019;30(3):307-323.   Published online September 30, 2019
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2019.30.3.307
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PURPOSE
The purpose of this study is to analyze the contents of disaster nursing education at universities in Korea and Japan, with focus on textbooks.
METHODS
Disaster nursing contents from 11 Korean community health nursing textbooks and 3 Japanese disaster nursing textbooks were analysed.
RESULTS
Three themes and 8 categories of disaster nursing content in the selected textbooks were analyzed. The themes classified include ‘understanding of disaster’, ‘disaster management’ and ‘disaster management system’. The theme of ‘understanding of disaster’ consists of such categories as ‘disaster concept/outline’, ‘classification of disaster’, ‘disaster management step’ and ‘disaster impact’. The theme of ‘disaster management activities’ consists of categories such as ‘disaster management activities’ and ‘disaster nursing’. The theme of ‘national disaster management system’ consists of categories like ‘national disaster management system’ and ‘international disaster relief’. From the comparison of disaster nursing education in the two countries, we found that themes were similar but there were differences between the two countries in content configuration. Korea and Japan have adopted the framework of International Council of Nurses for disaster nursing education. Korea stressed legal and ethical capabilities, while Japan included psychological support for disaster management service providers.
CONCLUSION
Disaster education is an important factor in a nurse's ability for a disaster management. Development of a comprehensive disaster education program is necessary to enhance disaster care capacities.

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    Ji-Suk Kang, Hyejin Lee, Ji Min Seo
    Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness.2023;[Epub]     CrossRef
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    Sung Hae Kim
    International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.2023; 20(4): 2804.     CrossRef
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    Ian Phil Canlas
    Natural Hazards Research.2023; 3(2): 326.     CrossRef
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    Hyun-Jung JANG, Yoon-Jung KOO, Sun-Yeon HONG, Jeong-Eon PARK, Soo-Jin BAE, Suk-Jin PARK
    THE JOURNAL OF FISHERIES AND MARINE SCIENCES EDUCATION.2023; 35(2): 276.     CrossRef
  • A Delphi Study for Development of Disaster Nursing Education Contents in Community Health Nursing
    Chunmi Kim, Song Yi Han, Young Ran Chin
    Journal of Korean Academy of Community Health Nursing.2021; 32(4): 555.     CrossRef
  • The Effects of Disaster Training Education on the Attitudes, Preparedness, and Competencies in Disaster Nursing of Hospital Nurses
    Jieun Lee, Eunjoo Lee
    Journal of Korean Academy of Community Health Nursing.2020; 31(4): 491.     CrossRef
Comparison between Korean and Japanese Nursing Students in Their Disaster Preparedness
Suk Jung Han, Chung Min Cho, Young Ran Lee, Kaori Nagasaka, Mie Izummune, Sang Bok Lee, Ji Young Chun
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2018;29(4):499-509.   Published online December 31, 2018
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2018.29.4.499
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PURPOSE
The purpose of this study is to identify differences in disaster awareness, disaster preparedness, and nursing knowledge and practices between Korean and Japanese nursing students.
METHODS
The study subjects were 4th grade nursing students who completed their nursing education in Korea or in Japan. 359 students from Korea and 135 students from Japan participated in this study. Data were analyzed using IBM SPSS 21.0. The χ2 test and the t-test were used to analyze the homogeneity of subjects' general characteristics and disaster-related characteristics. The comparison between the Korean and Japanese nursing students in disaster awareness, disaster preparedness, and nursing knowledge and practices were conducted using ANCOVA.
RESULTS
The Korean nursing students' disaster awareness, disaster preparedness, and nursing knowledge and practice were different from their Japanese counterparts'. The Korean nursing students recognized that the system of disaster management in Korea was insufficient and the negligence of management was one of the causes of the disaster. They wanted to participate in activities for disaster preparedness education and management.
CONCLUSION
A disaster nursing curriculum dealing with disaster awareness, disaster preparedness, and nursing knowledge and practices, should be developed, implemented, and evaluated particularly for Korean nursing students.

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    Ji-Suk Kang, Hyejin Lee, Ji Min Seo
    Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness.2023;[Epub]     CrossRef
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A Systematic Review of Literature on Community Health Center Exercise Programs
Suk Jung Han, Young Ran Lee, Chung Min Cho, Mee Young Im
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2015;26(1):18-30.   Published online March 31, 2015
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2015.26.1.18
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PURPOSE
The purpose of this study was to investigate the research methods, types and effects of community health center exercise programs for the elderly.
METHODS
We established the PICOTS-SD (Participants, Interventions, Comparisons, Outcomes, Timing of outcome measurement, Setting, Study Design), reviewed 583 studies from electronic database of DBpia, KoreaMed, KISS, RISS, NDSL and Pubmed, and finally selected 20 studies based on the inclusion and exclusion criteria. Methodological quality was assessed with the Risk-of-Bias Assessment tool for non-randomized studies.
RESULTS
With regard to research methods, the majority of studies on community health center exercise programs for the elderly were performed after 2010 and using non-equivalent control group pretest-posttest research design. As for the types and effects of exercise programs, the exercise period ranged from 6 to 28 weeks, and the most common exercise frequency was three times a week for 60 minutes. In addition, mixed-type and group exercise programs were performed most commonly.
CONCLUSION
The results of this study provide a basis for the development of exercise programs to improve elders' health.

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    Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare.2022; Volume 15: 333.     CrossRef
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    Yun-Chan Shin, Da-Sol Park, Eun-Hye Cho, Kyung-A Won, Dae-Sung Han, Jung-Ran Kim
    Journal of Korean Society of Occupational Therapy.2020; 28(1): 45.     CrossRef
Relations of Job Satisfaction with Emotional Labor, Job Stress, and Personal Resources in Home Healthcare Nurses
Mi Mi Park, Suk Jung Han
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2013;24(1):51-61.   Published online March 31, 2013
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2013.24.1.51
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PURPOSE
The aim of this study is to identify effects of emotional labor, job stress and personal resources on job satisfaction in home healthcare nurses.
METHODS
The subjects were 149 home healthcare nurses working for home healthcare centers at 61 hospitals. Data were collected using a structured questionnaire from November 22, 2010 to February 28, 2011 and analyzed with descriptive statistics, t-test, ANOVA, Pearson's correlation, Hierarchical multiple linear regression analysis.
RESULTS
The mean score of emotional labor level was 4.23+/-0.95, that of job stress level 3.39+/-0.57, that of personal resources 3.38+/-0.36, and that of job satisfaction 3.31+/-0.40. There were positive correlations among emotional labor, job stress, personal resources and job satisfaction. After age, educational level, job position, and work period in home health care, and traffic accident were controlled, the variables, emotional labor (beta=-.198, p = .034) and personal resources (beta=.236, p = .005) turned out to account for 13.3% of the job satisfaction. But job stress was not a statistically significant predictor.
CONCLUSION
Home healthcare nurses were needed to minimize emotional labor and revitalize personal resources in order to maintain a comparatively high level of job satisfaction. Furthermore, it is necessary to carry out systematic education and an organizational management scheme into practice.

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The Effects of Lifestyle Factors on Metabolic Syndrome among Korean Adults
Mee Young Im, Young Ran Lee, Suk Jung Han, Chung Min Cho
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2012;23(1):13-21.   Published online March 31, 2012
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2012.23.1.13
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PURPOSE
The purpose of this study was to estimate the effects of lifestyle factors on metabolic syndrome (MS) among Korean adults (age> or =20).
METHODS
A total of 7,798 subjects (weighted subjects=37,215,961) were recruited from the 2009 Fourth Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES IV-3). Data were analyzed by t-test, chi2-test, and logistic regression in consideration of strata, cluster and weight as national data using the SAS 9.1 program.
RESULTS
The prevalence of MS by definition of AHA/NHLBI and waist circumference cutoff points for Koreans was 22.4%. The mean clinical MS score for MS patients was 3.4, but the mean score for the non-MS group was 1.2 out of 5.0. Among the lifestyle factors, smoking (OR=1.024), stress (0.546< or =OR< or =0.587) and drinking (OR=1.005) had significant influence on the MS risk and MS scores, but exercise did not.
CONCLUSION
The results of this study indicate that further research is necessary on the effect of lifestyle factors on MS risk and nurses should focus on effective programs about smoking, stress and drinking for the prevention and reduction of MS risk.

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Development of Health Education Program Components for Early Childhood and the Investigation of Teachers' Awareness and Performance Rate of Health Education
Myung Soon Kwon, Suk Jung Han, Oh Soon Yoon, Myung Sun Song
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2009;20(4):453-464.   Published online December 31, 2009
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PURPOSE
This study was conducted to develop health education program components for early childhood and to investigate teachers' awareness of the importance of health education and their performance rate of health education.
METHODS
Early childhood health education program components were developed using two rounds of the Delphi method. The Delphi group consisted of 21 experts in childhood education. After health education program components were developed, they were used in surveying child care teachers' awareness of importance and performance rate and 151 teachers sampled from 30 child care centers participated in the survey.
RESULTS
The early childhood health education program components consisted of 5 areas, 16 subjects and 33 specific contents. Early childhood teachers' awareness of importance was over 4.5 points in all the areas and in 11 out of the 16 subjects. The most frequently educated subjects were 'the importance of hand washing' and the least frequently educated subject was 'obesity prevention'. The teachers' awareness of importance and their performance rate of specific contents were high in 'maintaining order' and 'using children's rides safely,' and low in 'obesity prevention' and 'infectious disease prevention.' CONCLUSION: The components of this health program were developed in consideration of field feasibility and the relationship of health program education in elementary, middle and high school.
A Study on the Projected Workforce for Public Health Nurses in Korea
Pok Ja Oh, Suk Jung Han
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2002;13(4):757-766.   Published online December 31, 2002
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PURPOSE
Recently there have been many changes in health care environments in Korea To perform public health programs effectively and efficiently it is necessary to analyze and identify th demand and supply for the public health nurses.
METHOD
The study analyzed experts' opinions regarding the supply of public health nurses as well as national and foreign statistical data on workforce supply of public health nurses. Two methods for estimating the amount of demand for public health nurses were used: one was applying the indicator of developed countries for public health nurses based on population: the other was to refer to regulations and/or recommended guidelines in Korea.
RESULT
1) The number of public health centers public health sub-center and primary health care posts have decreased between 1990 and 2001 from 260 to 242 1318 to 1270 2038 to 1907 respectively 2) Between 1997 and 2002 the number of public health nurses has also decreased from 5572 to 5112 3) In the case of applying regulations the number (5112) of existing public health nurses falls shortly by 942 4) In 2001 the Korean population per one public health nurse was 9262 5) In case of applying regulations the number of public health nurses required to meet the demand for health services in 2001 and 2020 is estimated at 5932 and 6347 respectively 6) In the case of applying the indicators of developed countries the number of public health nurses required to meet the demand for health service in 2001 and 2020 is estimated at 9.469 and 10.310 respectively.
CONCLUSION
AND SUGGESTIONS: Because of the importance of public health industry public health nurses have been approved as a field specialist and specialized nurse practitioner by the newly revised legal regulation there have been absence of approval of their role differentiation and capability. In addition organizational activity and insufficient number of the public health nurses have contributed to of the public health nurses have contributed to the inactive utilization of them As community public health is focused on caring individuals as well as organizations ot requires more autonomy and special skills than other fields. Therefore public health nurses need to enhance the capability as health educator consultant and information management persons through advanced education course for public health nurses. Public health nurses need to be prepared as advanced nurse practitioners by receiving advanced education courses and field experiences.

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