‘The field of Medical Welfare’ is an integrated field of study that embodies the concept of medical welfare.
‘Professionals who engage in medical welfare’ are those who have the necessary sensitivity and knowledge that enable them to pursue the concept of medical welfare.
The term ‘medical welfare’ was first mentioned by Dr. Sukenobu Kawasaki in the course of his medical practice, and it was also used as the university name for the first time in Japan. Nowadays, quite a few universities include this term in their names. However, many of them do not clearly define the concept of ‘medical welfare’ and deal with ‘medicine’ and ‘welfare’ separately in their research, education, or professional training.
Our idea of ‘medical welfare’ does not simply mean providing both ‘medical care’ and ‘social welfare’ but developing these two ideas into a new concept. This concept, involving the following three principles, should be pursued and supported throughout one’s life:
①Promoting human dignity as medical welfare’s ultimate goal
②Understanding people from medical, social, and cultural perspectives
③Building a better society through people’s enhanced health, comfort, and self-sufficiency
‘The field of Medical Welfare’ is an integrated field of study that embodies the concept of medical welfare, and our mission is to train experts who are willing to pursue this concept to the utmost in their future professional field.