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Worker's Health Management and Health Promotion of General Hospitals in Korea (우리나라 종합병원 사업장의 근로자 건강관리 현황 분석)

  • Kim, Gwang Suk;Lee, Chung Yul;Kang, Hee Cheol;Won, Jong Uk;Kim, Bong Jeong;Cho, Yoon Hee
    • Korean Journal of Occupational Health Nursing
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    • v.17 no.2
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    • pp.166-179
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    • 2008
  • Purpose: This study was conducted to understand the situation of general hospital worker's health management and health promotion. Methods: To investigate the current situation of health management in the hospital, structured questionnaires were sent to 122 occupational health providers by post. About 79% hospitals returned questionnaires. The data were analyzed using descriptive analysis, ${\chi}^2$-test by SPSS 12.0 program. Results: A quarter hospitals responded set up separated health care office for workers, 87.5% provided health educations, and 56.5% operated health promotion projects. In the contents of health promotion program embraced both health behavior practice and disease prevention, musculoskeletal disease control, infection control, smoking cessation, and exercise program were most commonly provided to the workers in order. Occupational health care provider chose the item such as budget limitation, manager's apathy, lack of employee's participation, cooperation provider, and so on as the reason of difficulty to run health promotion program in the hospital setting. Conclusion: Hospital managers need to construct infra to manage and promote worker's health. For example, establishing Industrial safety and health committee in hospital and arranging nurses who being fully responsible to worker's health. And occupational health care provider should advertise health promotion projects both managers and workers actively.

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The Effects of Working Hour on the Worker's Subjective Well-being (노동시간이 삶 만족도에 미치는 영향)

  • Joo, Eun-Sun
    • The Journal of the Korea Contents Association
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    • v.16 no.7
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    • pp.750-759
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    • 2016
  • This study is to demonstrate the effects of working hour on the workers' subjective well-being. Working hour, in this study, means working time per a day and the generosity of weekly holiday. Firstly, the effects of working hour on the worker's well-being will be analyzed. Secondly, it will be investigated if the effects of working hour on the worker's well-being change according to the existence of the family member who needs care. The results of the analysis show that longer working hour and the lower generosity of weekly holiday decrease workers' well being. If workers have family member who needs care, the effects of working hour and the generosity of weekly holiday on the worker's well-being are not significant. It contrasts to the result that women are more satisfactory to their lives than men in cases they don't have family member who needs care. It is supposed that these results are closely related with the enormous gender gap of care time in Korea.

Workers' Experiences in Shift Work (근로자들의 교대근무 경험)

  • Kim, Young-Hea;Kim, Young-Mi;Koo, Mi-Jee;Kim, So-Hee;Lee, Nea-Young;Chang, Koung-Oh
    • Journal of Korean Academy of Community Health Nursing
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    • v.18 no.2
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    • pp.284-292
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    • 2007
  • Purpose: The purpose of this study is to explore and understanding the nature of the shift workers' experience in industries requiring 24 hours-a-day service provision and support. For the Purpose, the present researcher made a research Question, "What are workers' experience in the shift work?" Methods: In the study, 5 male shift workers, 3 female shift worker and a woman (key informant) whose husband is a shift worker participated. Then profound interviews with the participants were made after their agreement. Results: The researcher classified the significant statements under 6 theme clusters, 1) sense of difference; 2) worries about health; 3) draining of emotion; 4) anxiety; 5) sadness; and 6) being comfortable. Conclusions: Shift work which is inevitable in modern society may have severe influences on shift workers' physical, mental and psychological aspects by causing their work cycle rhythm to be unbalanced. Finally, the researcher hopes that the results of the study would help understand workers' life and increase social concern and support to the workers.

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Correlation of Quality Assurance System of Hospitals, Social Worker's Attitudes toward Quality Assurance Activities, and Quality on Social Services (병원의 질 보장 수준과 사회복지사의 질 보장에 대한 태도, 의료사회사업서비스 질과의 상관관계 연구)

  • Kang, Heung-Gu
    • Quality Improvement in Health Care
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    • v.10 no.1
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    • pp.8-19
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    • 2003
  • Background : There have been many studies and efforts about quality management in health services, but there were not founded quality assessment on social services. This study was designed for understood level of quality on social service, identified for correlation factors of quality assessment on social services in general and teaching hospitals in Korea. Methods : The subjects of this survey were 80 leaders of social service units. The survey data from each subjects were measured to evaluate level of quality that service provider perceived of sample hospitals. Social worker's attitude of quality assurance activities, perception of quality assurance system in that hospitals were measured. Under the method of one-way ANOVA, t-test and correlation, associated factors of quality assessment in social work service was analyzed. Results : The major findings were as following ; First, the level of quality perceived showed less score, especially the lowest was the score of quality of outcome. Second, social worker's attitude of quality assurance activities showed high score, but quality assurance system of hospitals showed less score. Third, the level of quality assurance system of hospitals, social worker's attitudes of quality assurance activities. Conclusion : The quality of social work service correlated positive hospitals's quality assurance system, social worker's attitudes of quality assurance activities. Therefore, to assure the proper level of quality, qualified for hospitals system of quality assurance, and needed to a educational program for enhanced social workers's attitudes in quality assurance activities.

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A Study on Family Life and Work of Married Female Home-Based Workers - the comparison with married female out-of-home workers - (기혼여성 재택근무자의 가정 및 직장생활에 관한 연구 - 직장근무자와의 비교를 중심으로 -)

  • 이수진;이기영
    • Journal of the Korean Home Economics Association
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    • v.39 no.3
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    • pp.47-66
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    • 2001
  • The purpose of this study is to find the difference of household/work characteristics, family life satisfaction, and work satisfaction between home-based workers and out-of-home workers. The data of this study was collected from 230 married womens(home-based worker : 103 cases out-of-home worker : 127 cases) living in seoul. The major findings of the study are as follows. 1) Home-based worker's consumption expenditure structure, wive's housework time, schedule flexibility and degree of interruption, work loads were significantly higher than out-of-home workers. 2) Home-based worker's average monthly wage of her own and work time were significantly lower than out-of-home jokers. 3) Home-based worker's child care satisfaction and time use satisfaction were significantly higher than out-of-home workers. Out-of-home worker's self-fulfillment satisfaction, satisfaction of relation with supervisor, job stability satisfaction, work time satisfaction was significantly higher than home-based workers.

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The Effect of Organizational and Care Worker Related Factors on Client Violence Occurring at Nursing Homes (노인요양시설의 기관 및 종사자 관련 요인들은 클라이언트 폭력에 어떠한 영향을 미치는가?)

  • Lee, Yeokyung;Lee, Sunhae;Hwang, Hwan
    • Korean Journal of Social Welfare
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    • v.65 no.4
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    • pp.221-243
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    • 2013
  • The purpose of the study was to investigate the effect of organizational and care worker factors on client violence occurring at nursing homes in Korea, and to provide an empirical basis on which to draw strategies for prevention and reduction of client violence. A survey was conducted on 253 care workers from 23 nursing homes located in 16 regions nationwide, and multiple regression models were analyzed to examine the effect of worker demographic variables, education and experience, work related characteristics, working conditions, and organizational risk management system on client violence. The respondents reported their experience of violence from the most frequent to the least in the order of physical, verbal, others, property damage, and sexual in nature; only half of their employers were implementing an organizational risk management system. In the regression analysis on client violence of all types combined, risk management procedures and supervisor leadership were found statistically signifiant. Based on these results, implications were discussed for agency efforts in improving risk management procedures and leadership training of supervisors.

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A Study on the Recognition of Well-dying, Change to Attitude toward the Old and Meaning of life through Hospice Education Program of Care Worker Trainees (요양보호사 교육생들의 호스피스 교육프로그램을 통한 웰다잉 인식, 노인에 대한 태도변화 및 삶의 의미에 관한 연구)

  • Han, Sang-Young
    • Journal of the Korea Academia-Industrial cooperation Society
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    • v.13 no.10
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    • pp.4471-4477
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    • 2012
  • The purpose of this study was to evaluate the recognition of well-dying, change to attitude toward the old and meaning of life through pre/post hospice education program of care worker trainees. This study is a quasi-experimental research using one group pretest-posttest design. The subjects of the study were 80 care worker trainees in T city and S city. The data were analyzed by SPSS/WIN 17.0 program. considering these results, The recognition of well-dying, The attitude toward the old and meaning of life were significantly different between pre/post program. This study is need systematic and continuousness of hospice education program for curriculum change to attitude toward the old and improvement of care worker.

Enhanced User Choice of Voucher Program and its Impact and Implications on Care Worker (바우처 제도의 이용자 선택권 강화가 돌봄노동자에게 미친 영향과 그 의미)

  • Kim, Song Yi
    • Korean Journal of Social Welfare Studies
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    • v.47 no.4
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    • pp.281-307
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    • 2016
  • This study is to analyze experiences and perceptions of care workers for enhanced user choice since the introduction of voucher in Korea. The analysis shows that as it has increased the influence of service users on care workers'employment, dismissal, labor intensity, and so on, more and more care workers appear to experience 'labor alienation'such as weakened position in the labor domain, the sense of loss and frustration in the meaning of work, and identity confusion as a care work. Because the labor alienation felt by them possibly has a negative impact on quality of social service, it suggests to address improving service users'rights as well as protecting human rights and rights to work of care workers to provide a high quality social service.

Development and effects of basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation education program for trainee care workers (요양보호사 교육생을 위한 기본심폐소생술 교육프로그램 개발 및 효과)

  • Lee, Sung Hee;Choi, Jeong Sil
    • Journal of Korean Academic Society of Home Health Care Nursing
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    • v.23 no.2
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    • pp.224-232
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    • 2016
  • Purpose: This study set out to use a one-group pretest-posttest experimental design to develop a highly motivating CPR program for help care workers who lack CPR education, and to evaluate its effects on their knowledge about program application, attitude, and self-efficacy. Methods: For this purpose, 140 questionnaires were administered to subjects who underwent training at an educational institution for care workers in S city and G province. The program was developed from April, 25 to May, 15 in 2016, and the evaluation period was from May to July, 15. The collected data were analyzed through SPSS version 23, and a paired t-test was conducted. Results: The program spanned 240 minutes, including 80 minutes on theoretical education and 160 minutes on practical education. Knowledge of CPR in the post-test proved to be higher than that in the pre-test, from 6.4 to 9.2 (t=-15.72, p<.001),; the score on attitude increased from 38.4 to 41.7 (t=-5.89, p<.001),; and self-efficacy increased from 41.0 to 66.7 (t=-21.83, p<.001). Conclusion: The basic CPR education program emphasizing motivation was effective for the care worker trainees and could be used for other curriculum by expanding the scope of the subject.

The caregiving experience of male family care worker and convergence policy implications (남성가족요양보호사의 돌봄 경험과 융복합 정책적 함의)

  • Lee, Min-Sook;Shin, Chang-Sik;Yang, So-Nam
    • Journal of Digital Convergence
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    • v.13 no.4
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    • pp.283-293
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    • 2015
  • This study explores experiences of male family care worker who are caring for their family members with chronic health conditions at home. Qualitative methodologies were used; semi-structured in-depth interviews with seven participants. Data were analysed using thematic analysis. Results indicated that men are playing greater roles in the provision of care for family members. Findings are presented as three themes: adaptation of role transformations, development for new relationships, and learning to cope with the unexpected. The results suggest that male family care workers experience changes in the ways that they adapt their traditional roles to the new roles they assume as caregivers. Implications for social workers and other care providers are discussed.