Eun-Hi Kong is a Professor, College of Nursing at Gachon University in South Korea
Dr. Kong’s research focused on improving care quality for Korean elders with dementia through her work on person-centered, restraint-free and non-pharmacological interventions. With continuous support from Korean national research grants, she has developed and evaluated culturally sensitive educational programs that support ‘best practice.’ In developing the educational programs including website, app, DVD, book, and classroom lecture for her research, she collaborated with many international nursing scholars from US, England, Germany, Netherlands, Japan, and Hong Kong. Her educational intervention for restraint reduction improved nursing home staff’ knowledge, perceptions, and attitudes toward restraint, and the educational intervention for person-centered dementia care improved staff’ attitudes toward dementia and person-directed care. Her research findings appeared in both Korean and prestigious international journals and are increasingly cited by others. The findings were also disseminated in highly regarded academic meetings in US, Korea, and Europe. She has simultaneously concentrated on building future resources through educating and mentoring Korean nursing students and nursing home staff in these concepts, leading to continuing and sustained improvement in care quality for Korean elders. She has served as Chief Editor of Journal of Korean Gerontological Nursing, Scientific Committee Member of Sigma-Theta-Tau International Lambda Alpha Chapter at Large, and Scientific Committee of European Network for Training in Management of Aggression.
Dr. Kong received her BSN and MSN from Seoul National University, and PhD and Postdoctoral Fellowship from University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing.