Faculty & Position:General Education  associate professor
Contact:tsuruwaka[at]slcn.ac.jp convert [at] to @
Last Updated: Jun. 02, 2020 at 05:04

Researcher Profile & Settings


  • Waseda University Graduate School of Human Sciences

Academic & Professional Experience

  • Apr. 2010School of Nursing, St. Luke's International University

Association Memberships



  • 博士( 人間科学)

Research Activities

Published Papers

  • Barriers to Promoting Advance Care Planning for Residents Living in a Sanatorium for Hansen’s Disease: A Qualitative Study of Residents and Staff in Japan
    Asian Bioethics Review Aug. 2018 [Refereed]
  • Narrative writing as a strategy for nursing ethics education in Japan
    International Journal of Medical Education 9 198-205 Jul. 2018 [Refereed]
  • Educational challenges in teaching nursing ethics: perspectives of educators in Japan
    Journal of nursing education and practice 8(10) 152-164 Jun. 2018 [Refereed]
  • Consulted ethical problems of clinical nursing practice: perspective of faculty members in Japan
    BMC Nursing 16(23) 1-9 May 2017 [Refereed]
  • Research concering nursing care for Hansen's desease patients in Japan-Based on the narratives of former Hansen's disease sanatorium patients-
    Japanse Journal of Clinical Thanatology 21(1) 25-34 Sep. 2016 [Refereed]
  • Analysis of trends in the content of abstracts of academic reports by the Japanese Society for clinical Thanatology(1995-2013)
    Japanse Journal of Clinical Thanatology 21(1) 12-24 Sep. 2016 [Refereed]
  • Advance care planning processes and specific assistance: through analysis of the timing of the confirmation of the intentions of care recipients by visiting nurses
    Journal of Japan Association for Bioethics 26(1) 90-99 Sep. 2016 [Refereed]
  • Crucial ethical problem for Japanese nursing students
    Journal of Nursing Education and Practice 5(12) 17-24 Sep. 2015 [Refereed]
  • Being a Good Grandparent: Roles andExpectations in IntergenerationalRelationships in Japan and Singapore
    Leng Leng Thang, Kalyani Mehta, Tsuneo Usui, Mari Tsuruwaka
    Marriage & Family Review 47 548-570 2011

Conference Activities & Talks

  • Analysis of Advance care planning in Japan
    Ikeguchi yoshiko, TSURUWAKA Mari
    Japanse Journal of Clinical Thanatology Nov. 2016
  • Analysis of Advance care planning in Engrand, Canada, and Australia
    TSURUWAKA Mari, Ikeguchi yoshiko
    Japanse Journal of Clinical Thanatology Nov. 2016
  • Consulted ethical problems of clinical nursing practice: perspective of faculty members in Japan
    Japan Association for Bioethics Nov. 2015
  • Research concering nursing care for Hansen's desease patients in Japan-Based on the narratives of former Hansen's disease sanatorium patients-
    TSURUWAKA Mari, Yokose rieko
    Japanse Journal of Clinical Thanatology Nov. 2015


  • FY2015 Curriculum Revision for St.Luke's International University College of Nursing
    OKUBO Nobuko
    Bulletin of St.Luke's International University(2) 88-93 Mar. 2016
  • A Study on the Development of Computer Based Testing(CBT) for a Common Achievement Test for Nursing Colleges in Order to Maintain Students’ Competency for Practical Nursing - With Emphasis on Item Creation and Statistical Analysis of Pilot Testing -
    (38) 1-9 Mar. 2012
    〔Abstract〕 With the rapid increase of the number of nursing universities in Japan, the importance of evaluating thelevel of practical nursing ability required by graduation is increasing. Therefore, it is of urgent importance to develop a common achievement test available to nursinguniversities throughout Japan to evaluate the level of competency and knowledge required for a nursingstudent to begin clinical practice in hospitals or health facilities. For the purpose of developing such a test, 1,120 multiple choice items were made from the 18 nursingdomains, which are divided into the three areas: basic medicine, basic nursing and clinical nursing. Then pilot testing was conducted in both paper-based and computer-based forms with the 730 students and220 students respectively. The total of the alpha reliability of the three areas turned out to be high. Therefore the usefulness of the computer-based examination was confirmed in comparison with the paperbasedtest.
  • Student Affairs Section FY2010 Activity Report: The Third Year Approach for Suitable Learning Environment.
    (37) 47-52 Mar. 2011
    In 2008,the Student Affiirs Division of St. Luke's College of Nursing launched an initiativefor acquiring appropriate communication skills and basic manners so that students caneffectively fulfill this institution's educational objectives and benefit from awell-rounded campus life. It is three years since students started the activitiesunder the slogan of “Establishing a suitable learning environment“. In 2010,they continued to carry on these activities, making a valuation of what they did forthese three years. The actual activities in this year were: promotion of exchangegreetings, implementation of public relations at the school festival,campaign for collecting plastic bottle caps. The feedback on the aboveactivities from their peers and teachers showed the expansion of good manner awareness.However, some bad manners were still pointed out, and the activities to promotegood manners needed to be continued. In order to further promote and appreciatethese activities, faculty staff could show support for such studentinitiatives, cooperating closely with other relating committee members.
  • Student Affairs Section FY2009 Activity Report: The Second Year Approach for a Suitable Learning Environment.
    (36) 32-37 Mar. 2010
  • Student Affairs Section FY2008 Activity Report: Striving for a Suitable Learning Environment.
    (35) 110-117 Mar. 2009

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