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Dr. Hiroko Minami

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Employment History

  • President
  • Chairperson
    Japan Society of Disaster Nursing
  • President
  • President
    The Florence Nightingale International Foundation
  • President
    Japanese Nurses Association
  • Vice President
    University of Hyogo

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Board Member
  • Founder
    Japan Society of Disaster Nursing
  • Board Member
    Japanese Academy of Nursing Science


  • BSN
  • MPH
  • DNSc
63 Total References
Web References
The International Federation of Perioperative Nurses - Issue 12 April 2007 -, 18 Sept 2010 [cached]
Â"The goal of ICNÂ's call for positive practice environments is to improve the quality of health services through health care work environments that support performance excellence,Â" declared Hiroko Minami, President of ICN. Â"We believe patients and the public have the right to the highest performance from nurses and other health care professionals.
Annual Conference Sydney 2007, And the 41st Patricia Chomley Oration, 11 Oct 2008 [cached]
> Dr Hiroko Minami
Speakers | Dr Hiroko Minami | Dr Frances Hughes | Dr Sally S Goold | Speaker Presentations
Dr Hiroko Minami
Dr Hiroko Minami (BSN, MPH, DNSc) has served as an outstanding leader in nursing education, research, and administration, not only in her native Japan but throughout Asia and internationally.
She began her nursing career as a staff nurse at Yokohama City Hospital in 1965.Following various teaching positions at several Japanese universities, Dr Minami became a member of the ICN Board of Directors in 1985.She also served as a member of WHO Global Meeting on Nursing/Midwifery from 1992-1993 and Director of the Japan China Medical Association and the Japanese Academy of Nursing Science.In 1999, she became President of the Japanese Nursing Association and the Japanese Society of Disaster Nursing.In 2004, Dr Minami was appointed Vice President of the University of Hyogo and Director of the Research Institute of Nursing Care for People and Community.
Dr Minami is the founder of the first doctoral programme and mental health nursing specialist programme in Japan and has notably contributed to the development of the nurse specialist systems in Japan.She played an active leadership role in developing a nursing network system at the time of Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake.From this experience, she established the Japan Society of Disaster Nursing to promote disaster nursing in Japan.She also assumed leadership in the JNA activities of supporting disaster victims in Taiwan, Turkey, India and Iran.
Academic Conference | World Society of Disaster Nursing, 9 Jan 2010 [cached]
Hiroko Minami The chairperson of the Japan Society of Disaster Nursing, Chairperson
American Nurses Association | International Nursing, 21 May 2005 [cached]
Hiroko Minami, outstanding nursing leader in Japan and internationally, has been elected as the 25th President of the International Council of Nurses (ICN).The election took place during the 23rd ICN Quadrennial Congress.Dr. Minami is the immediate past president of the Japanese Nurses Association and director of the Japanese Academy of Nursing Science.She has worked extensively in psychiatric nursing, education, research, and administration.
In addition, a new ICN Board was elected at the Council of National Representatives meeting.
Florence Nightingale International Foundation [About FNIF], 5 June 2013 [cached]
Hiroko Minami, immediate past President of ICN and FNIF
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