At the Forefront of Family Health Care Nursing Studies
"Family" is defined as a unit/group as a system of the OR operation of individuals, i.e., living people, having the recognition of belonging by other constituent member(s). Family health care nursing is "The practical science of preventative and remedial support to the family in order to help the family system unit independently and autonomously maintain and improve its family functions." Family support seeks, for all family system units, from those in a state of well-being to those in a state of ill-being, to realize well being for the family system unit in all segments of growth and development.
My guiding principle is "the Family First," and I have prioritized my time with families in both domestic and foreign fields. Knowledge concerning family health care nursing studies in the present form continues to progress, and I will spare no effort to achieve happiness for families.
Excerpt from "New Family Health Care Nursing: Theory, Practice and Research," Naohiro Hohashi, editor. Medical Friend-sha, 2010.
Naohiro Hohashi, PhD, RN, PHN, FAAN