A Reflective Analysis on Developing Nursing English Courses in Japan and Korea

広島外国語教育研究 Issue 18 Page 195-212 published_at 2015-03-01
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Title ( eng )
A Reflective Analysis on Developing Nursing English Courses in Japan and Korea
Title ( jpn )
日本と韓国の看護英語課程推進に関する内省的分析
Creator
Clingwall Dion
Source Title
広島外国語教育研究
Hiroshima Studies in Language and Language Education
Issue 18
Start Page 195
End Page 212
Journal Identifire
[PISSN] 1347-0892
[NCID] AA11424332
Abstract
本論文は日本と韓国の看護英語課程教育とその推進に関して概観及び内省的分析を行い,その結果と考察について検討したものである。本研究はカナダの2つの課程(韓国人の学士看護学生が所属)と日本の6つの課程(日本人の学士看護学生が所属)を含めている。また,保健医療における英語の更なる必要性に関する文献について述べている。さらにニーズ分析に関して,8つの看護英語課程,看護課程関係者を含む状況,コースデザインとその改善及び評価について検討している。その後全体的な結果,考察,その分析から明らかになった傾向について述べ,最後に将来の看護課程に向けた提言を行うとともに,本研究の限界と全体的結論を述べている。
This paper is an overview and reflective analysis on developing and teaching nursing English courses in Japan and Korea, examining the outcomes and implications for such courses. The study includes two courses in Canada (Korean undergraduate nursing students) and six in Japan (Japanese undergraduate nursing students). The paper opens with a short background on the growing need for English in healthcare, followed by a literature review that identifies some of the specific reasons for English in nursing education. It then examines the eight nursing English courses in terms of needs analysis, context/situation including stakeholders, course design and development, and assessment. The paper then looks at the overall outcomes, implications and trends emerging from the analysis, and ends with a discussion about recommendations for future courses, limitations of the current study and overall conclusions about the courses.  

Whether as tourists, workers, or immigrants the movement of people around the globe continues to grow. As these individuals travel from country to country they also bring with them their associated healthcare needs. Thus, in order to properly treat these people, the demand for English speaking healthcare workers continues to grow, regardless of country, and Japan is no exception. With this in mind, many Asian university nursing faculties are attempting to meet these English needs through innovative programs that include an important English component that links to nursing skills themselves. The following analysis is based on several such courses.
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Education [ 370 ]
Language
eng
Resource Type departmental bulletin paper
Publisher
広島大学外国語教育研究センター
Date of Issued 2015-03-01
Rights
Copyright (c) 2015 広島大学外国語教育研究センター
Publish Type Version of Record
Access Rights open access
Source Identifier
[ISSN] 1347-0892
[NCID] AA11424332