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Japanese Society of Child Health Nursing

Brief History of the JSCHN

1991: founded as Japan Child Health Research Association (the first president was KayokoYOSHITAKE, Prof. Emeritus of Chiba University)
1992: The 1st Annual Conference of Child Health Research Association
annual conferences thereafter
1999: renamed as the Japanese Society of Child Health Nursing and registered for Academic Organization at the 18th Science Council of Japan.
2000: The 10th Annual Conference and 10th Anniversary Program included special lectures and workshops.
2010: The 20th Annual Conference to be held in due course

The successive presidents of the JSCHN

First President
1991-1994 and 1995-1997
YOSHITAKE, Kayoko RN, MN

YOSHITAKE, Kayoko

As someone who has walked the path of pediatric nursing as a clinical nurse and as an educator, for a long time.
I had been thinking to create a way for nurses to meet to share the joys of pediatric nursing. “Only nurses who have wrestled with child nursing can earnestly feel the joy of nursing children, can’t they?” These opening words of the establishment prospectus of the Japanese Society of Pediatric Nursing were written in 1991 by myself, who became an avid promoter and representative with coworkers who also had had the same thought for many years.
We developed the Society with coworkers who shared the joy of pediatric nursing. Coworkers include nurses, who care for children in hospitals and clinics; researchers, who conduct studies on pediatric nursing with the aim of promoting excellent nursing; and nursing educators, who teach the joys of pediatric nursing to nursing students.
Thirteen promoters attended the first small meeting in August 1991, and in a ceremony at the meeting, I was elected as the first president.
In February of the following year, the first congress was held. I felt much excitement with my coworkers, all of whom had been looking forward to such a congress in pediatric nursing. The congress was an unforgettable experience for me.
The first society newsletter was actually made by hand, the face of the president was a handwriting illustration, not a photograph.
Both the board of directors and councilors were vibrant with life even though we participated in them at our own expense, and we really enjoyed meeting together. I worked for six years as chairperson and left the post upon retirement from university.
Later, the Japanese Society of Pediatric Nursing became the Japanese Child Health Care Nursing Society, and the position of chairperson was renamed as president.



1998- 2000 President
KAJIYAMA, Yoshiko RN, PhD

KAJIYAMA, Yoshiko

Emphasized points
As a second president of the Society, I have tried to succeed to philosophy of the Society established by the first president; being balanced in development of nursing practice, education, and research. Also, as the Society was seeing the first decade out and the second decade in soon, new horizon should be unrolled; the Society has challenged to be a member society of the Science Council of Japan and has started several new attempts.
1998
number of members: 495
Annual income 3,562,798/JPY
Annual meeting: once
Publishing the Journal of Child Health Nursing once
Publishing the News Letter twice
1999
number of members 518
Annual income 4,653,602/JPY
Publishing the Journal of Child Health Nursing once
Publishing the News Letter twice
The Society was approved as a member society of the Science Council of Japan
Logo was adopted formally Logo
Website, Home Page, has started to be connected
2000
number of members 572
Annual income 4,287,153/JPY
Annual meeting with the Tenth anniversary of the Society
Memorial Ceremony
Workshop
Starting Research Project
First honored member nominated: Ms. Kayoko YOSHITAKE, the first president
Publishing the Journal multiplied from once to twice a year
Publishing the News Letter twice
Starting to edit Encyclopedia of Child health Nursing(Herusu publishing inc.)



2004-2006 President
HINUMA, Chihiro  RN, MS
Professor, School of Nursing, Tokyo Women’s Medical University

HINUMA,  Chihiro

Over this three-year period, the membership of the Japanese Society of Child Health Nursing markedly increased from approximately 1,100 to approximately 1,600. In addition, during this period, academic meetings were held three times, and six volumes of the Society’s journal containing a total of 58 articles were published. Moreover, the scope of activities expanded to more regions, as regional meetings were held in areas such as Hokkaido, Niigata, and Nagoya.
Furthermore, it was during this period that critical problems in Japan’s emergency pediatric care system surfaced due to factors such as shortage of pediatricians and closure of children’s wards. In response to these problems, we worked to establish new institutions for developing certified nurses in pediatric emergency nursing, and conducted successful research on the effectiveness of triage performed by nurses in outpatient emergency pediatric care.
In addition, in regard to the amendment of laws concerning organ transplant in children, we published the Society’s views based on the results of a survey conducted on Society members with the objective of protecting the rights of both the donor and recipient.
Nurses are expected to play an increasingly important role in pediatric care in Japan. We aim to continue our efforts to improve nursing care for children in Japan.



2001-2003 and 2007-2009 President
KATADA, Noriko RN, PhD
Professor, College of Nursing Art & Science, University of Hyogo

KATADA,  Noriko

Over three-year period of 2001 to 2003, the board had tried to fulfill our mission to influence child health in Japan through JSCHN activities. Symbol mark of JSCHN is three birds flying together to the goal with a branch of Olive in their beak. As it symbolize Nursing Practitioner, Educator, and Researcher, nurses in different role collaborate each other to accomplish it goal for betterment of child health nursing, we had tried to bring members together for each project to listen and to make action. At the end of the year of 2003, the membership of JSCHN was 1249. JSCHN had proposed Curriculum for Child Emergency Expert Nurses course in Japanese Nursing association and accepted.  Statement for Organ transplant had been drafted by Prof. HINUMA in coming president of JSCHN at the time. Policy of making action with people resources of JSCHN had in effected in full.

Now we are facing paradigm shift from Hospital health care to Community power to health care. Shortage of obstetrician and pediatrician had long been claimed. We are trying to reconsider the nurses role to fulfill child health needs. The study for possible reimbursement intervention in child health nursing had been started to make policy move.
The structure of JSCHN had changed. Each member of board is now taking committee chair. YOSHITAKE clinical research fund had started to encourage the nurse to study to improve clinical situation. The law for the organ transplant had amended in 2009 . We are again making statement from nursing point of view to take care the recipient and donor of OT. We felt we need to commit ourselves to communicate the importance of Life and Death to the public, especially young one.
We are cerebrating 20th anniversary at next annual meeting in 2010. We will continue to strive fulfilling responsibility as scientific health discipline in Japan.