Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Ruri Ashida

  • The Jikei University Hospital, first charity hospital in Japan

    Ruri AshidaTokyo, Japan The Jikei University Hospital stands in the middle of Tokyo near the governmental offices and Tokyo Tower. It was established in July 1882 as the first charity hospital in Japan; its original name, Yushi Kyoritsu Tokyo Byoin (Tokyo Charity Hospital), suggested that it was cooperatively supported by voluntary contributions. The founders were…

  • The checklist mentality

    Graham T. McMahon Boston, Massachusetts, USA Ruri Ashida   ¬†Photography by Daniel Kulinski Whether in Boston or in Tokyo, we share the same joy and swell with pride when we see our students grow into competent clinicians. In our classes we have helped them ask open-ended questions, make eye-contact, express empathy, and learn how to…