Characteristics of Clients Using Home Visiting Nursing Services at Nighttime and Early Morning in Japan: Focusing on Clients’ Cancellation of Services of Visiting Nurses at Nighttime and Early Morning

Atsuko Taguchi, Takashi Naruse, Yuki Kuwahara, Atsushi Matsunaga, Satoko Nagata, Sachiyo Murashima

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Our objectives were to classify the characteristics of clients such as their diseases and the period of services provided to clients who are using home visiting nurse agency (HVNA) services at nighttime. The nighttime HVNA services provided to 31 clients were analyzed. Two major reasons for cancellation of nighttime and early morning HVNA service were identified: (1) cancellation due to death, and (2) cancellation as a result of achieving goals for receiving the service. As to the former reason, those who died of terminal cancer used the service for approximately 2 months, whereas those who died of other causes used the service for approximately 11 months. The establishment of such a service system requires the development of a method to achieve stable management of an HVNA.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)250-256
Number of pages7
JournalHome Health Care Management and Practice
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Nov 8



  • client characteristic
  • death at home
  • Home visiting nursing
  • linkage
  • long-term care insurance
  • nursing at night and early morning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Leadership and Management
  • Community and Home Care
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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