Academic Assembly School of Medicine and Health Sciences Institute of Health Science

School of Medicine Department of Health Sciences Adult and Geriatric Nursing 

Assistant Professor 

Researcher Information


  • 博士(看護学), 東北大学

Research Keyword

    Palliative care, Palliative Nursing, Cancer
Research activity information


  • Nationwide survey on family caregiver‑perceived experiences of patients with cancer of unknown primary site
    Kyoko Ishida, Kazuki Sato, Hirokazu Komatsu, Tatsuya Morita, Tatsuo Akechi, Megumi Uchida, Kento Masukawa, Naoko Igarashi, Yoshiyuki Kizawa, Satoru Tsuneto, Yasuo Shima, Mitsunori Miyashita, Shoko Ando
    Support Care Cancer, 30(7), 6353-6363, 28 Apr. 2022電子ジャーナル
  • Are cancer patients living alone more or less likely to achieve a good death? Two cross-sectional surveys of bereaved families
    Naoko Igarashi, Maho Aoyama, Kento Masukawa, Tatsuya Morita, Yoshiyuki Kizawa, Satoru Tsuneto, Yasuo Shima, Mitsunori Miyashita.
    Journal of Advanced Nursing, 77(9), 3745-3758, 24 May 2021
  • Effects of financial status on major depressive disorder and complicated grief among bereaved family members of patients with cancer
    Maho Aoyama, Yukihiro Sakaguchi, Naoko Igarashi, Tatsuya Morita, Yasuo Shima, Mitsunori Miyashita
    Psycho-Oncology, 28 Jan. 2021
  • Defining a good death for people with dementia: a scoping review
    Zaiya Takahashi, Miyae Yamakawa, Miharu Nakanishi, Hiroki Fukahori, Naoko Igarashi, Maho Aoyama, Kazuki Sato, Shima Sakai, Hiroko Nagae, Mitsunori Miyashita 
    Japan Journal of Nursing Science, 13 Jan. 2021
  • Development and validation of the Terminal Delirium-Related Distress Scale to assess irreversible terminal delirium
    Megumi Uchida; Tatsuo Akechi; Tatsuya Morita; Yasuo Shima; Naoko Igarashi; Mitsunori Miyashita
    Palliative and Supportive Care, 19(3), 05 Jan. 2021電子ジャーナル
  • A nationwide survey of bereaved family members’ perception of the place patients spent their final days: is the inpatient hospice like or unlike a home? Why?
    Hiroyuki Otani, Tatsuya Morita, Naoko Igarashi, Yasuo Shima, and Mitsunori Miyashita
    Palliative Medicine Reports, 03 Dec. 2020
  • Comparison of two measures for Complicated Grief: Brief Grief Questionnaire (BGQ) and Inventory of Complicated Grief (ICG)
    Naoko Igarashi, Maho Aoyama, Masaya Ito, Satomi Nakajima, Yukihiro Sakaguchi, Tatsuya Morita, Yasuo Shima, Mitsunori Miyashita
    Japanese journal of clinical oncology, 30 Oct. 2020
  • The association of family functioning and psychological distress in the bereaved families of patients with advanced cancer: A nationwide survey of bereaved family members
    Jun Hamano,Tatsuya Morita, Naoko Igarashi,Yasuo Shima,Mitsunori Miyashita
    Psycho-Oncology, 03 Sep. 2020

Lectures, oral presentations, etc.

  • 遺族調査のアウトカムに対する患者背景・遺族背景の寄与度
    第28回日本緩和医療学会学術大会, 01 Jul. 2023
  • 独居がん患者の特徴的な医療上の問題の探索 医療者を対象とした半構造化インタビュー
    第27回老年看護学学会学術集会, 25 Jun. 2022
  • 独居がん患者と同居家族がいるがん患者の望ましい死の達成度の死亡場所別の比較:他施設遺族調査の二次解析