St. Paul University Philippines




(by: Geevee Ventula)

Caritas Christi urget nos!

December 7, 2018 - The second day of the 4th International Health Congress emphasized technology and research in bolstering healthcare system and delivery. This was strengthened as delegates were given workshop led by Dr. Kazuya Kondo and Dr. Tetsuya Tanioka in the morning session. Moreover, the afternoon session was highlighted by research presentations.

Dr. Kondo, the head of the Institute of Health Bio Sciences of Tokushima University, talked about the different breakthroughs in oncology medicine, research and practice. On the other hand, Dr. Tanioka, a professor in Tokushima University, showcased the importance of robotics, artificial intelligence and the Health Care Transactive Relationship Theory in Nursing.

The afternoon session was utilized for two bouts of concurrent research presentations. The first set of presentations covered topics on technology in health care and alternative medicine.

The sessions in Review Room 1 covered the topics on: Advantages and Issues Observed in the Relationship between Older Adults and Humanoid Robots in Rehabilitation and Recreation Activities; Can Nurses Remain Relevant in a Technologically Advanced Future; and the Role of Pepper Robot (PR) and Care Workers for Cognitive Stimulation of Elderly Patients. The presenters of the said topics were post-graduate students and speakers from Japan, Philippines and Indonesia.

On the other hand, the sessions in Review Room 2 were presented by Japanese delegates covering the topics on: Development of a Knee Joint Assist Suit with a Velocity-based Mechanical Safety Device; A Drone System using an Eye-Tracking Device and the Internet for Patient in Bedridden Condition; and Autonomic Nervous Activity of a Patient with Schizophrenia during Range-of-Motion Exercises of Upper Limbs as Led by Pepper Robot – CPGE. The presentations focused on client care and safety.

In addition, the concurrent sessions at the Business Incubation Laboratory emphasized on medicine and nursing topics. The sessions were presented by medical doctors and post-graduate students and covered topics on: Aneurysmal Bone Cyst of the Lateral Malleolus Treated with Intralesional Curettage and Masquelet Technique: A Case Report Done in a Tertiary Medical Center; Perception of Caring in Nursing through Technological Competency among Thai ICU Nurses; and the Development and Validation of the Technological Skill Competency in Nursing Instrument (TSCNI).

At the Teleconference Room, the topics covered were: Improving Knowledge on Breast Cancer and Breast Self Examination (BSE), BSE Self-Efficacy and Frequency through the Use of Mobile Text Messaging: A Randomized Controlled Trial; Text Messaging in the Management of Diabetes: A Meta-Analysis; and PTEN Hemartoma of Soft Tissue (PHOST) of the Leg: A Case Report on Management of a Rare and Puzzling Lesion: A Preliminary Study.

Lastly at the Guidance Testing Center, the topics covered were: Wound Healing Effectiveness of Chromolaena Odorata Linn (Hagonoy) Ointment; Formulation of Preparation of Cream of Leaf Extract and Kalapapa Stone Skin (Vitex Pinnata L.) as Wound Healing Medicine; and the Use and Belief towards Complementary and Alternative Medicine among Elderly in Tuguegarao City. Presenters were students from the Philippines and Indonesia.

The second set of concurrent sessions covered the topics on public health, nursing knowledge development, healthcare practice, healthcare management and health science education.

At the Review Room 1, presentations were focused on Public Health. The topics were: the Influence of Nutrition and Sports Construction Combination of “Pattern 45” on Blood Glucose Level of Diabetes Mellitus (DM) Patients in Palangka, Raya City; Effects of Health Education on HbA1c among Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Meta-Analysis; Effects of Range of Motion Exercise on Activity Daily Living in Post- Stroke Patients in Makassar City; Effects of Lifestyle Modification Program for Cardiovascular Risk Patients in Indonesia.

In addition, Nursing Knowledge Development topics were presented by MSN students such as, Describing Possibilities for Psychometric Indicators of Synchronicity in Human-Space-Time Theory of Nursing Engagement; Paulinian Theory of Purpose and Meaning; Generation of the Journey towards Spiritual Transcendence Theory; and A Model of Spiritual Caring in Nursing.

Moreover, in the Business Incubation Laboratory sessions were, Lived Experiences of Night Shift Challenges their Implications for Quality Nursing Care; Reflective Practice in Nursing to Enhance Critical Thinking: A Meta Analysis; Mindfulness-Based Intervention for Nurses: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis; and HIV/AIDS Stigma and Discrimination among Health Care Providers: A Literature Review. The topics were focused on Health Care Practice.

Health Care Management sessions were also discussed by graduate students and the Japanese delegates at the Teleconference Room. Areas discussed were Coping Strategies of Women Aftermath Interpersonal Loss: An Integrative Literature Review; Mental Health Interventions in the Community Setting; Perception, Process, and Perspectives of Caring for Family Members with Mental Health Conditions: A Meta-Synthesis; Yogo Teachers’ Activities toward Health Promotion and Job Satisfaction in Japan.

Further, researches along the areas of Health Sciences Education such as Navigating the Storm: Integrative Review of Attrition Factors Among Undergraduate Nursing Students; Blended Learning in Nursing Education: Instructors Perception and Utilization; Blended Learning Caring Pedagogy Model in Nursing Education; Effects of Traditional Music towards the Stability of Compression Rate and Retention Skill in Performing CPR for Nursing Students in Laboratory Learning Practice were also presented.

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