Faculty & Position:Women’s Health/Midwifery  assistant professor
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Last Updated: May 22, 2019 at 05:07

Researcher Profile & Settings


    Maternal Infant Nursing & Midwifery, Nurse, Midwife, Public Health Nurse

Academic & Professional Experience

  • Apr. 2018- TodayAssociate Professor, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine
  • Dec. 2011Mar. 2012Intern, World Health Organization Office for South East Asia


  • 博士(看護学)

Research Activities

Research Areas

  • Nursing / Lifelong developmental nursing
  • Nursing / Fundamental nursing

Research Interests

    Midwifery , Africa

Published Papers

  • A Bibliometric Analysis of the Global Research Trend in Child Maltreatment
    Bach Xuan Tran,Thang Van Pham, Giang Hai Ha, Anh Toan Ngo, Long Hoang Nguyen, Thuc Thi Minh Vu, Ha Ngoc Do, Vu Nguyen, Anh Tuan Le Nguyen, Tung Thanh Tran, Nu Thi Truong, Vuong Quan Hoang, Tung Manh Ho, Nhue Van Dam, Thu Trang Vuong, Hung Quang Nguyen, Huong Thi Le, Hoa Thi Do, Mackenzie Moir, Yoko Shimpuku, Meghnath Dhimal, Shalini Subash Arya, Tu Huu Nguyen, Suraj Bhattarai, Carl A. Latkin, Cyrus S.H. Ho and Roger C.M. Ho
    International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 15(7) 1456 Jul. 2018 [Refereed]
  • Midwives' respect and disrespect of women during facility-based childbirth in urban Tanzania: a qualitative study.
    Shimoda K, Horiuchi S, Leshabari S, Shimpuku Y
    Reproductive health 15(1) 8 Jan. 2018 [Refereed]
  • Evaluation of a family-oriented antenatal group educational program in rural Tanzania: A pre-test/post-test study
    Shimpuku, Y., Madeni, F., Horiuchi, S., Kubota, K., Leshabari, S.
    Reproductive Health 2018 [Refereed]
  • A Feasibility Study of an Educational Program on Obstetric Danger Signs among Pregnant Adolescents in Tanzania: A mixed-methods Study
    Mwilike, B., Shimoda, K., Oka, M., Leshabari, S., Shimpuku, Y., Horiuchi, S
    International Journal of Africa Nursing Sciences 8 33-43 2018 [Refereed]
  • Perceptional gaps among women, husbands and family members about intentions for birthplace: a cross-sectional study.
    Shimpuku Y, Madeni FE, Horiuchi S, Leshabari SC
    Revista latino-americana de enfermagem 25 e2840 Jan. 2017 [Refereed]
  • Toward Advanced Nursing Practice along with People-Centered Care Partnership Model for Sustainable Universal Health Coverage and Universal Access to Health.
    Kamei T, Takahashi K, Omori J, Arimori N, Hishinuma M, Asahara K, Shimpuku Y, Ohashi K, Tashiro J
    Revista latino-americana de enfermagem 25 e2839 Jan. 2017 [Refereed]
  • Developing the Japanese “HUG (Help-Understanding-Guidance) Your Baby” program
    Iida, M., Shimpuku, Y., Tanimoto, K., Matsunaga, M., Horiuchi, S.
    Journal of Japan Academy of Midwifery 31(2) 187-194 2017 [Refereed]
  • Overcoming barriers to inclusive education: A reproductive health awareness programme for adolescents in rural Tanzania
    Tohi, A., Horiuchi, S., Shimpuku, Y., Madeni, F., Leshabari S.
    African Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health 10(1) 27-32 2016 [Refereed]
  • Humanized childbirth awareness-raising program among Tanzanian midwives and nurses: A mixed-methods study
    Horiuchi, S., Shimpuku, Y., Iida, M., Nagamatsu, Y., Eto, H., Leshabari, S.
    International Journal of Africa Nursing Sciences 5 9-16 2016 [Refereed]
  • Midwives' intrapartum monitoring process and management resulting in emergency referrals in Tanzania: a qualitative study.
    Shimoda K, Leshabari S, Horiuchi S, Shimpuku Y, Tashiro J
    BMC pregnancy and childbirth 15 248 Oct. 2015 [Refereed]
  • Global Collaboration between Tanzania and Japan to Advance Midwifery Profession: A Case Report of A Partnership Model
    Shimpuku, Y., Horiuchi, S., Leshabari, C.S., Mkoka, D., Nagamatsu Y., Matsutani M., Eto, H., Oguro, M., Yaju, Y., Iida, M., Mbekenga, C., Mselle L., Mtawa, A.
    Journal of Nursing Education and Practice 5(11) 1-9 2015 [Refereed]
  • Career development expectations and challenges of midwives in Urban Tanzania: a preliminary study.
    Tanaka N, Horiuchi S, Shimpuku Y, Leshabari S
    BMC nursing 14(1) 27 2015 [Refereed]
  • Concept analysis of reflection in nursing professional development
    Tashiro, J., Naruse, K., Maftuhah, Matsutani, M.
    Japan Journal of Nursing Science 10(2) 170-179 Dec. 2013 [Refereed]
  • Women's Perceptions of Childbirth Experience at a Hospital in Rural Tanzania
    Shimpuku, Y., Patil, C., Norr, K., & Hill, P.
    Health Care for Women International 34(6) 461-481 2013 [Refereed]
  • Working with interpreters in cross-cultural qualitative research in the context of a developing country: systematic literature review.
    Shimpuku Y, Norr KF
    Journal of advanced nursing 68(8) 1692-1706 Aug. 2012 [Refereed]
  • Mothers’ Perceptions of Childbirth Experience at a Hospital in Rural
    Shimpuku, Y.
    ProQuest Dissertations and Theses, Online Publication No. 3431345 University of Illinois at Chicago 2011 [Refereed]

Conference Activities & Talks

  • The Concept of “Humanization of Childbirth with Women-Centered Care (HC/WCC): Japanese Nurse-Midwives’ Application of the Concept to Global Health Research, Education, and Practice
    Shimpuku, Y., Horiuchi, S
    Asian American Pacific Islander Nurses Association Mar. 2013
  • Process report of the collaborative project to develop the Master’s program in Midwifery in Tanzania: The seminar of “Humanized Childbirth”
    Shimpuku, Y., Horiuchi, S., Matsutani, M., Eto, H., Nagamatsu, Y., Oguro, M., Iida, M., Yaju,Y., Mori, T.
     Feb. 2013
  • Developing Midwives Using Women-Centered Care: A New Way of Improving Maternal Health in Tanzania
    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Jan. 2013
  • Starting a Midwifery Master’s programme in Tanzania: Lesson learned from the collaborative project between Tanzania and Japan
    Shimpuku, Y., Horiuchi, S., Leshabari, S., Malima, K., Matsutani, M., Eto, H., Nagamatsu, Y., Oguro, M. Yaju,Y.
    The East, Central, and Southern African College of Nursing Sep. 2012
  • Mothers’ Perceptions of Childbirth Experience at a Hospital in Rural Tanzania (Final Report)
    Patil, C., Norr, K., Miller, A., Hill, P.
    International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) Triennial Congress Jun. 2011
  • Development and Evaluation of A Web-Based Reflective Service-Learning Course in Nursing Education in Japan
    Tashiro, J., Shimpuku, Y., Matsutani M., & Oikawa, N.
    International Council for Nursing (ICN) Conference May 2011
  • Mothers’ Perceptions of Childbirth Experience at a Hospital in Rural Tanzania (Interim Report)
    34th Annual MNRS Research Conference Apr. 2011


  • The World Travels, 123rd Toward reduction of maternal deaths in Tanzania.
    Yoko Shimpuku
    New Medicine 45(4) 26 Apr. 2018
  • Preparation Necessary for Conducting Field Research in Tanzania: Cultural Understanding, Ethical Clearance, and Safety Management
    Shimpuku, Y., Shimoda, K., Horiuchi, S.
    St. Luke's International University Bulletin 4 33-37 Mar. 2018
  • Conclusions from an Early Essential Newborn Care Seminar Held at a Health Facility in Tanzania
    Fukutomi, R., Igarashi, Y., Shimpuku, Y., Kataoka, Y., Horiuchi, S.
    St. Luke's International University Bulletin 4 58-62 Mar. 2018
  • Activity Report of St. Lukeʼs International University WHO Collaborating Center for Nursing Development in Primary Health Care: Participation in WHO Collaborating Centers Nursing and Midwifery Global Network Meeting and ICN Conference 2017
    Keiko Takahashi, Tomoko Kamei, Yoko Shimpuku
    St. Luke's International University Bulletin 4 53-57 Mar. 2018
  • Exercise in Tanzania and Internship in World Health Organization Head Quarter for Master Course Students
    Nagamatsu, Y., Yamaji, N., Daichi, S., Shimpuku, Y., Horiuchi, S., Ota, E.
    St. Luke's International University Bulletin 4 38-41 Mar. 2018
  • Toward reduction of global newborn deaths: Early Essential Newborn Care
    Yoko Shimpuku
    Journal of the Japanese Midwives’ Association 72(1) 26-30 Jan. 2018
  • Report of World Science Forum 2017
    Yoko Shimpuku
    SCJ Forum 23(1) 90-92 Jan. 2018
  • 市民と保健医療従事者とのパートナーシップに基づく「People-Centered Care」の概念の再構築
    聖路加国際大学紀要 4 9-17 2018 [Refereed]
  • WHO NEWS. The 2nd Biennial Meeting for Early Essential Newborn Care (EENC)
    Yoko Shimpuku
    Journal of the Japanese Nursing Association 69(13) 65 Nov. 2017
  • Report of Japanese Korean Young Academy Bilateral Workshop
    Yoko Shimpuku, Mitsunobu Kano
    SCJ Forum 22(9) 106-107 Sep. 2017
  • WHO NEWS. The 1st WHO Collaborating Center Meeting in Japan
    Yoko Shimpuku
    Journal of the Japanese Nursing Association 69(7) 84 Mar. 2017
  • WHO NEWS. WHO Collaborating Center Forum 2016
    Yoko Shimpuku
    Journal of the Japanese Nursing Association 69(3) 67 Mar. 2017
  • タンザニアにおけるJICA連携コースと国際協働論演習の相互学習効果(Reciprocal Learning Effects between the JICA Collaborative Course and the International Cooperation Seminar in Tanzania)
    新福 洋子, 堀内 成子, 長松 康子
    聖路加国際大学紀要 3 58-62 Mar. 2017
  • チーム基盤型学習(Team-Based Learning)と実習とのつながり 周産期看護学実習後の学生の語りより
    飯田 真理子, 五十嵐 ゆかり, 新福 洋子
    聖路加国際大学紀要 3 63-67 Mar. 2017
  • 聖路加国際大学WHO看護開発協力センターにおける活動報告 2016年度WHOCC看護・助産グローバルネットワーク学会・総会への参加
    高橋 恵子, 亀井 智子, 新福 洋子, 麻原 きよみ
    聖路加国際大学紀要 3 127-132 Mar. 2017
  • 【DNPの理念と実際-専門看護師をさらに育てる博士課程教育】 米国におけるDNP養成の概要 米国の白書などからみえること
    新福 洋子, 大橋 明子, 奥 裕美, 大久保 暢子, 長松 康子
    看護研究 50(1) 39-45 Feb. 2017
  • WHO NEWS. WHO Joint seminar for Early Essential Newborn Care
    Yoko Shimpuku
    Journal of the Japanese Nursing Association 69(1) 67 Jan. 2017
  • WHO NEWS. WHO WPRO Joint seminar for Patient Safety
    Yoko Shimpuku
    Journal of the Japanese Nursing Association 68(11) 63 Nov. 2016
  • 医療者の視点から見た不妊治療中の男性のQOL及びその要因
    小島 悠美, 新福 洋子
    聖路加看護学会学術大会講演集 21回 64-64 Sep. 2016
  • 国際的な母子保健人材育成を行うタンザニア短期・長期派遣教育プログラムの実践報告
    新福 洋子, 堀内 成子
    母性衛生 57(3) 280-280 Sep. 2016
  • WHO NEWS. Newborn care seminar in China
    Yoko Shimpuku
    Journal of the Japanese Nursing Association 68(7) 68 Jul. 2016
  • WHO NEWS. Visit of WHO WPRO
    Yoko Shimpuku
    Journal of the Japanese Nursing Association 68(5) 65 May 2016
  • アジア,アフリカ,ラテンアメリカの看護教育はいま(第14回)【最終回】 国際的な政策と現場のギャップを埋めるために タンザニアでの大学院生とのディスカッションを通して考える
    新福 洋子
    看護教育 57(5) 394-398 May 2016
  • WHO NEWS. The meeting for Early Essential Newborn Care by WHO WPRO
    Yoko Shimpuku
    Journal of the Japanese Nursing Association 68(3) 65 Mar. 2016
  • 育児支援クラス"HUG Your Babyプレママ・パパクラス"の実践
    新福 洋子, 飯田 真理子, 麓 杏奈, 仙波 百合香, 永森 久美子, 田中 夢子, 堀内 成子
    日本助産学会誌 29(3) 469-469 Mar. 2016
  • タンザニア農村部の思春期学生に対するリプロダクティブヘルス教育プログラム評価質問紙改善のための認知インタビュー
    川野 嘉子, 新福 洋子, 堀内 成子
    日本助産学会誌 29(3) 496-496 Mar. 2016
  • 聖路加JICA連携プログラム「タンザニア連合共和国母子保健支援ボランティア連携事業」の実践報告
    新福 洋子, 堀内 成子
    日本助産学会誌 29(3) 586-586 Mar. 2016
  • Prospects of Nursing Theory Education in Japan Based on the Trends of Nursing Graduate Schools in Japan and the U.S.
    Yoko Shimpuku
    St. Luke's International University Bulletin 2 18-28 Mar. 2016
  • WHO NEWS. The report of ICN 2015 in Korea and Global Network side-meeting
    Yoko Shimpuku
    Journal of the Japanese Nursing Association 67(11) 65 Nov. 2015
  • WHO NEWS. The opening ceremony for establishment of Midwifery Master’s program in Tanzania
    Yoko Shimpuku
    Journal of the Japanese Nursing Association 67(9) 71 Sep. 2015
  • Expansion of the International Cooporation Seminar in Women's Health and Midwifery, the Graduate Program, to Tanzania.
    Shimpuku, Y., Fumoto, A., Oba, K., Kawano, Y., Niitsuma, Y., Iwai, K., Oka, M., Nagamatsu, Y., Horiuchi, S.
    St. Luke's International University Bulletin 1 46-51 Mar. 2015
  • 聖路加-JICA大学連携から生まれる夢の実現の機会
    Yoko Shimpuku
    Re 10(188) 348-352 2015
  • Nursing Education in Asia, Africa, and Latin America: Vol. 1. Tanzania, Nursing Education to Implement “Nursing to Save People”
    Kana Shimoda, Yoko Shimpuku
    Japan Journal of Nursing Education 56(4) 348-352 2015
  • Collaboration between JICA and St. Luke’s: Introduction of the new program to acquire the experience in Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteer and graduate education
    Horiuchi, S., Shimpuku, Y.
    Japanese Journal for Midwives 69(2) 134-136 2015
  • The Importance of Theory Construction in Nursing from the Consideration of Global Collaboration
    新福 洋子
    聖路加看護大学紀要(40) 35-41 2014
  • Report of “The 30th ICM Triennial Congress” 2014: Global collaboration to expand evidence-based midwifery care
    Yoko Shimpuku
    Journal of the Japanese Nursing Association 66(10) 104-107 2014
  • Global Health Nursing Research : Lesson Learned from the Fieldwork in Rural Tanzania (3)
    Patil Crystal, Norr Kathleen, 新福 洋子
    看護研究 45(1) 72-79 Jan. 2012
  • Global Health Nursing Research : Lesson Learned from the Fieldwork in Rural Tanzania
    新福 洋子
    看護研究 44(7) 696-701 Nov. 2011
  • Global health nursing research: lesson learned from the fieldwork in rural Tanzania (1)
    新福 洋子
    The Japanese journal of nursing research 44(6) 610-617 Sep. 2011
  • Implications for using rubric in Nursing education in Japan from the perspective of student who studied in the U.S.
    Yoko Shimpuku
    Japanese Journal of Nursing Education 51(12) 1070-1071 Dec. 2010
  • Cultural Humility for Global Health Midwifery Practice: Lesson learned from my midwifery experience in Tanzania
    Yoko Shimpuku
    Japanese Journal for Midwives 64(11) 1010-1015 Nov. 2010
  • Teaching Maternal-Newborn Nursing(Basic) Using the Team-Based Learning Method: An Innovative Approach Ⅰ
    (40) 67-70
    In 2012, the new nursing curriculum changed. This was the time we implemented TBL as a new way of educating. A turning point within this new curriculum is Team-based learning(TBL). TBL was used as an educational method for two levels of maternal-newborn courses(subjects):(1) Maternal-Newborn Nursing (Basic)and(2)Maternal-Newborn Nursing(Practical Methods). These two levels began in the second year of the baccalaureate nursing program. The reason why TBL method was introduced into learning maternal-newborn content was because we expected TBL to provide students with the necessary skills to become professional nurses. These necessary skills include nursing knowledge from continuous learning, professional image and predicting nursing care in the clinical setting from their questions arising in their clinical experience, and professional competencies gained by enacting the task with team members such as clinical judgment, communication, interpersonal relationship and team-work skills. This paper describes the preparation process of TBL, which began in April 2011. The focus is on year April 2011 to April 2012 when the TBL method was introduced. This p
  • Teaching Maternal-Newborn Nursing(Practical Method) Using the Team-Based Learning Method: An Innovative Approach Ⅲ
    (40) 75-79
    Team-based learning(TBL)was into the maternal-newborn coursework, of perinatal nursing(practical method)(required subject, 2 units)beginning in April 2013. We reflected on our TBL experiences from 2012 for developing the TBL session beginning in 2013. We altered the structure of the unit for TBL so that it was not same each time, such as TBL theater(faculties played a clinical situation), activities of making mother and baby’s’ educational plan, and practice of developing the nursing process. These were involved for each unit using TBL to maintain student’s motivation. In the actual TBL session, subject guidance and peer evaluation were explained in detail and facilitator and students’ interactions were focused on through a feedback process. After the TBL session, the reflection meeting surfaced the following ideas of : taking the excellent team’s photos, using a point system for discussion, and mini-lectures to be used to develop TBL. It was clear that the most important point in TBL is preparation. Detailed, careful and in-depth preparation creates an emotional capacity and comfortable feeling for facilitators. TBL should be developed
  • Teaching Maternal-Newborn Nursing(Basic) Using the Team-Based Learning Method: An Innovative Approach Ⅱ
    (40) 71-74
    This paper describes our experience of introducing Team-based learning(TBL)into an undergraduate nursing course at St. Luke’s College of Nursing to teach Maternal-Newborn Nursing(Basic)and to identify strategies to improve their learning.TBL consists of three-steps : preparation, readiness assurance, and application-focused activity. First, before students came to class, they were provided with handouts beforehand to be prepared for an individualreassurance test(IRAT). Next at class, they took the IRAT, followed by the team-reassurance test(TRAT). After being tested their basic knowledge, they had time to appeal. The last part was where they worked as a team to solve an application-focused activity. To show students the real situation at the hospital, faculty members played a role as a midwife and a mother who gave birth. This was an original idea of ours and students watched carefully to gather information to solve the clinical problem.After class, most of the students found that TBL was exciting. In order to make the TBL more effective, we need to carefully look over the RAT items and evaluate how TBL was connected to the practicum.

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