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Disaster Nursing, Primary Health Care and Communication in Uncertainty

  • Included in the SDG3 subseries: Good Health and Well-being

  • Offers a multi-professional connections into disaster nursing

  • Describes the Japanese experience of evolving nurses’ roles in changing social contexts

Part of the book series: Sustainable Development Goals Series (SDGS)

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Table of contents (31 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-ix
  2. Global Health and Care for Disaster Risk Reduction

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Disaster Nursing Innovation for Sustainable Community

      • Sakiko Kanbara, Hiroko Minami
      Pages 3-11
    3. Global Requirement to Disaster Nursing

      • Rajib Shaw, Sakiko Kanbara
      Pages 13-20
    4. Challenges of Global Health with Nursing

      • Sakiko Kanbara, Sayumi Nojima
      Pages 21-29
    5. Care for Disaster Risk Reduction

      • Sakiko Kanbara, Archana Shrestha Joshi, Shoko Miyagawa, Hiroyuki Miyazaki
      Pages 31-39
  3. Contribution of Nursing Care for Disaster Risk Reduction

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 41-41
    2. Disaster Health in Shelters in Japan

      • Mayumi Kako, Alison Hutton, Sakiko Kanbara
      Pages 43-54
    3. Research of Disaster Nursing in Japan 2005–2020

      • Maki Nakajima, Sakiko Kanbara
      Pages 55-64
    4. Nursing Experience on Disaster and Health Emergencies

      • Sonoe Mashino, Sheila Bonito, Yudi Ariesta Chandra, Kaori Matsuo, Qin Hu, Ye Tao et al.
      Pages 65-76
    5. The Sendai Framework and the Bangkok Principles for Nurses

      • Hanae Miura, Sakiko Kanbara
      Pages 77-85
    6. History of the Development of Competencies for Disaster Nursing

      • Sakiko Kanbara, Aiko Yamamoto
      Pages 87-98
    7. Nursing Research on Disaster

      • Sakiko Kanbara, Yoko Nakayama
      Pages 111-119
  4. Fostering Care in Sustainable Community

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 121-121
    2. Needs of Cultivating Seamless and Individual Care

      • Megumi Fujii, Marina Inagaki, Kengo Kobayashi, Shigeru Miyamae, Akihisa Sakai, Kosuke Sasaki et al.
      Pages 123-132
    3. Primary Health Care (PHC), Universal Health Coverage (UHC), Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), and Role of Local Caregiver

      • Hastoro Dwinantoaji, Hasti Widyasamratri, Sushila Paudel, Yuko Fushimi, Ikuko Moriguchi, Sakiko Kanbara
      Pages 133-146
    4. Key Players of Cross-Sectoral Collaboration in DRR

      • Shoko Miyagawa, Tetsuya Myojo, Yasuhiro Ueshima, Archana Shrestha Joshi
      Pages 147-159
    5. Community Resilience, Disaster Nursing, and the UN Sustainable Development Goal

      • Odeya Cohen, Judith Shamian, Sakiko Kanbara
      Pages 173-184

About this book

The primary aim of this textbook is to contribute towards the promotion of human security by educating nurses with a profound understanding of disaster nursing and to conduct innovative research and practices in cooperation. This textbook emphasizes on multi-professional connections; offers knowledge on how Japanese disaster nursing got evolved in changing social contexts and provides various case studies that reflect wonderful practices in the disaster nursing field which have contributed to the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and sustainable human security. 

Frequent disasters have triggered the need for more trans-disciplinary work, high-level care throughout all phases of a disaster event, and the need for nursing leaders. Apart from hospitals, in local communities, nurses can take a role to mitigate health risks. Being a member of every part of the healthcare system, they can become critically needed leaders in emergency management and disaster preparedness. 

This work includes a DRR Framework and the application to disaster nursing, information on preparedness and community resilience and on the related disciplines and coordination with disaster nursing. It informs on the challenges in disaster nursing, offers instructional design, education development and research in disaster nursing.

Students, professional nurses, clinicians, community health practitioners, health volunteers, disaster support organizations, researchers, and community partners who are involved in the care of disaster survivors can use this resource. Written by distinguished experts with diverse backgrounds of nursing, public health, health informatics, and geography, this book shows how practitioners, researchers, policymakers, and multiple community stakeholders who can collaborate effectively and efficiently to restore primary health care of survivors after a local disaster.


  • Disaster Nursing
  • Primary Health Care
  • Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Health Management
  • Community Resilience

Editors and Affiliations

  • University of Kochi, Kochi, Japan

    Sakiko Kanbara

  • Keio University, Kanagawa, Japan

    Shoko Miyagawa

  • University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

    Hiroyuki Miyazaki

About the editors

Sakiko Kanbara; Founder of EpiNurse Incorporated, which won the Risk Award the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, and professor at University of Kochi, mandated as a board member of the Japan Society of Disaster Nursing, member of Science Council of Japan. She received her BS and MS in Health Science from Kobe University and her Ph.D. from the Department of Public Health and International Health, Okayama University.

She earned her place as a researcher at the Research Institute of Nursing Care for People and Community, WHO Collaboration Center for Nursing in Disasters and Health Emergency, University of Hyogo. She has developed new courses for Doctoral Degree Course for Disaster Nursing Global Leadership Program at the University of Kochi, Japan since 2012.

Research interests include disaster nursing, primary healthcare, and health informatics. She received a Special Innovation Award from the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard Kennedy School as a designer of Participatory Caring Map After Flooding in West Japan 2018.


Shoko Miyagawa received her B.A. in Economics and Master of Business Administration and Accounting from Hitotsubashi University and Ph.D. in Media and Governance from Keio University. She also received her Master of Science in Health Informatics from School of Biomedical Informatics, The University of Texas in 2013. Since 2006 she has been an Associate Professor in Faculty of Nursing and Medical Care, Keio University. Her research interest includes health informatics and disaster informatics. She drives the FabNurse Project, a research project to develop and deliver 3D printed care tools. She is the representative of IT DART, a disaster response team of IT professionals and provides various kind of IT support in the event of disaster.


Hiroyuki Miyazaki received a B.A. in environmental information from Keio University, Kanagawa, Japan, in 2006, and M.E.S. and Ph.D. degrees in environmental studies from The University of Tokyo, Japan, in 2008 and 2011, respectively. From 2011 to 2012, he was a JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow with the Center for Spatial Information Science, The University of Tokyo. Since 2012, he had been a researcher with the Earth Observation Data Integration and Fusion Research Initiative, The University of Tokyo, as well as a secondee at the Asian Development Bank, Philippines. Since 2016, he has been the Project Assistant Professor with the Center for Spatial Information Science, The University of Tokyo, and was seconded to the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand. Since August 2020, he was appointed as a technical advisor in GLODAL, Inc. and since June 2021 as the President to serve for R&D and human resource development in space utilization, AI, and IoT. His research interests include geospatial information science, satellite remote sensing for socioeconomics, and applications to sustainable development.

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Hardcover Book USD 74.99
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