Week 61: Holiday

Week 61: Holiday

I flew to Kagoshima to spend a week with my mum. It was really nice to see her and have some time to relax together. We did some shopping, visited the popular shrine Kirishima Jingu, found a nice coffee shop Sabo Gen in the city centre and had a lovely dinner at her favourite French restaurant, [...]

Week 34: Preliminary fieldwork Part 2

Week 34: Preliminary fieldwork Part 2

After my fieldwork in Tokyo, I flew to Kagoshima, my mum's hometown, to conduct my second observation. I had contacted three nursing homes through my family connections. The staff (managers, nurses and caregivers) showed positive interests in my research and in possibly participating in the research. They agreed to my presence during activities in the [...]

My uncle

My uncle

I visited my 70-year old uncle who lives on a Japanese island and still works as a primary care doctor. There were nurses who I have known since my childhood and we were very excited to see each other for the first time in 25 years. I entered the consultation room and met my uncle [...]