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 […]

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Week 34

  After my fieldwork in Tokyo, I flew to Kagoshima, my mum’s hometown, to conduct my second observation and to stay with my mum throughout the week. 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 […]

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My uncle

I visited my 70-year old uncle who lives on a Japanese island and still works as a primary care doctor. My aunt talked to him about my research in advance, and she recommended that I talk with him in person. I got an appointment and visited his clinic. There were nurses who I have known […]

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