Acceptance of Indian Trainees
First in Hokkaido to Internationalize Medical Care
Kashiwaba Neurosurgery Hospital
Kashiwaba Neurosurgery Hospital (144 beds), located in Toyohira Ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido has accepted the first Indian trainees in Hokkaido to learn Japanese Nursing Skills. The idea is to Internationalize Healthcare by understanding the way of thinking and culture of Foreign Trainees.
The three female Nurses, all in their 20s, were interested in Japanese Culture and wanted to study in Japan, which is a safe country, because President Terasaka had previously been involved in teaching medical skills in India and understood the diligent nature of the people.
They were hired in mid-November after having spent six months at the sending institution learning Japanese and an overview of Japanese Nursing Skills before coming to Japan. In India, there are no dedicated staff in charge for caregiver work, and Nurses carry out the work of Caregivers.
During the training, two nurses and a care worker, together with nursing assistants, went around the wards to teach the Indian nurses how to change napkins and feed the patients, with the three of them citing "bathing in hot water while lying down" as the most surprising thing.
The TITP(Technical Intern Training Program)trainees were nervous at first, but as soon as the patients asked them, "Where are you from?” cross-cultural communication was born as they get to know the staff better.
Takuya Tokoro, head of the nursing department in the ward where the students are assigned, praised their excellent Japanese language skills at a level that is sufficient for daily conversation, and their sense of being able to immediately act on what she says and implement what they have learned.
As part of the company's international contribution, it will continue to accept trainees from abroad to build a system that can cope with inbound medical tourism.