Development of an online webcast to build tobacco control capacity of nurses in Japanese clinical cancer centers
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Faculty of Medicine, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan
University of California (UCSF), San Francisco, United States
University of California (UCLA), Los Angeles, United States
Keio University, Tokyo, Japan
Tokushima Bunri University, Tokushima, Japan
Tokushima University, Tokushima, Japan
Konan Women’s University, Kobe, Japan
Publication date: 2019-10-12
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Michiyo Mizuno   

Faculty of Medicine, University of Tsukuba, 1-1-1 Tennodai, 3058575 Tsukuba, Japan
Tob. Induc. Dis. 2019;17(Suppl 1):A36
The objective of this presentation is to provide a practical outline of the development process of an online educational webcast based on an e-learning program established in the US to build tobacco control capacity of nurses.

The Japanese Society of Cancer Nursing joined an international project carried out by the International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care to educate nurses on how to help cancer patients quit smoking. This project has an e-learning program available in several languages, but not in Japanese. In this project, the original program, consisting of 2 webcasts about evidence-based cessation interventions, was translated from English into Japanese and adapted for Japanese oncology nurses.

The original webcasts, which provide general and cancer specific knowledge of cessation interventions, are about 45 minutes each but for the Japanese context were adequately shortened to about 20 minutes each to help keep nurses’ enthusiasm throughout the duration. The contents of the Japanese webcasts needed to be equivalent to the original edition in order to compare their effects on nurses’ education with those of other countries. Therefore, although some information such as healthcare system and statistical data was replaced to address the Japanese context, there are no major differences from the original edition. Instead, shortening of the webcasts was achieved by editing the culturally specific details and duplicated contents. Also, the narration was simplified and the illustrations corresponding to the scenario were added. The final Japanese webcasts were checked and approved by a colleague who developed the original webcasts.

We were able to successfully develop a culturally appropriate Japanese version of an educational webcast for nurses that was approved by the original author.

This study has been supported by Pfizer.
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