(Article from "TOKAISM"*)
As medicine becomes increasingly sophisticated, the concept of "team medicine" has become particularly important. Against this backdrop, nurses are becoming the key players linking doctors and co-medical staff. In rural areas facing doctor shortages, nurses are being required to diagnose patients in place of doctors. With the role demanded of nurses becoming more complex, "physical assessment" is an essential requirement.
(*TOKAISM is a Tokai University's web magazine which is edited in collaboration with Mainichi Shimbun, the oldest daily newspaper in Japan.)