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The Necessary Conditions and Deterring Factors of Good Care (좋은 돌봄의 필요조건과 저해요인에 관한 연구 - 노인돌봄을 중심으로 -)

  • Seok, Jaeeun;Noh, Hyejin;Lim, Jeonggi
    • Korean Journal of Social Welfare
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    • v.67 no.3
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    • pp.203-225
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    • 2015
  • Social care service has grown much with the introduction of Long-Term Care Insurance, but it remains difficult to answer in the affirmative to the question: are we providing sufficiently good care? This study has its purpose in figuring out what conditions are necessary to realize good care in our society. The study has used focus group interview (FGI) as a way to acquire realistic knowledge on the conditions that create good care and its deterring factors. The focus group interview, which targeted long-term care workers and facility heads, was conducted three times from January through March 2014, with each session taking about 3 hours. The analysis showed that the components of good care were mutual understanding and recognition through active interaction, making a good relationship based on mutual trust and respect, professionalism of care worker with flexible judgment that provides customized services, professionalism of center manager with appropriate intermediation, and the tripartite partnership among family, elderly, and care worker. Meanwhile, the deterring factors of good care were identified as devaluation of care labor, ambiguous job description and abuse, unprofessionalism of care worker and manager, inappropriate interference and indifference of family, and the structural constraints on long-term care environment.

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A Study on the Emergence of Family-Care worker: Why Families choose to be Care Worker in Korea? (가족요양보호사의 발생에 대한 탐색적 연구: 한국의 노인장기요양보험제도에서 가족은 왜 요양보호사가 되었나?)

  • Yang, Nan Joo
    • 한국사회정책
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    • v.20 no.2
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    • pp.97-129
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    • 2013
  • This study aims to investigate causes of the emergence of so-called 'family-care workers' in the Long-term Care Insurance system in Korea. The LTCI system introduced in 2008 financially support the utilization of formal care services for the eligible elderly with care needs by paying for services of their care workers. Interestingly, 38.4 percent of payments for the in-home services were claimed by family members registered as qualified long-term care workers in 2012. We interviewed ten family care workers in depth and analyzed the needs of the aged and their families to explain the emergence of family care workers. The emergence of family-care workers is an inevitable result of choice by family members who face a dual burden of living and caring; be the additional choice following discharge the duty to support the elderly; be the alternative choice to fulfill unaccepted needs for services. These results suggest the needs for a comprehensive public provision of both income and social service support for the aged and an introduction of financial support for family care complementing the formal care support in the LTCI in Korea.

The Influencing Factors on Infection Management Behavior of Health Worker in Long Term Care Facilities (장기요양시설 요양보호사의 감염관리 수행에 영향을 미치는 요인)

  • Kim, Kyoung Ja;Park, Sung Won
    • Journal of Korean Academic Society of Home Health Care Nursing
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    • v.23 no.2
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    • pp.155-165
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    • 2016
  • Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate factors influencing health workers' infection management behavior in long-term care facilities. Methods: A descriptive cross-sectional survey was conducted with 180 health workers who are employed in long-term care facilities. The data were collected from April, 25 until July, in 2016. Results: Infection management behavior positively correlated with the perceived importance of infection management (r=.77, p<.001), but role conflict negatively correlated with infection management behavior (r=.28, p<.001). The hierarchical regression model with general characteristics (first step) and perceived importance of infection management, work environment, and role conflict (second step) against infection management behavior was statistically significant (F=31.93, p<.001). This model could explain 62.8% of infection management behavior ($R^2=.62$, ${\Delta}R^2=.39$). Particularly, perceived importance of infection management was identified as factors influencing infection management behavior(${\beta}=.70$, p<.001). Conclusion: The findings of this study imply that systemic education about infection control and monitoring should be considered, so as to encourage proper infection management behaviors among health workers in long-term care facilities.

Service Program and Job Description of Workers in Long-term Care Facilities for Older Adults (노인요양기관별 서비스 유형과 종사자의 업무분석)

  • Lee, Hung-Sa
    • Journal of Korean Academic Society of Home Health Care Nursing
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    • v.12 no.1
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    • pp.70-91
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    • 2005
  • Purpose: Long-term care facilities have a responsibility to provide care service that enables residents to maintain their maximal functional capacity and quality of life. Also their needs must be reflected to the service programs. In oder to provide an adequate service, we should assess the elderly's physical, psychological and social health status and the need. In addition to this, the long-term care facilities must be defined clearly by the type of services. This study would contribute to conduct appropriate services in public long-term care policy for the older population in the future. This study would provide informations of long-term care facilities' services and older persons' needs for long-term care. Method: To achieve this objectives, this paper investigates the types, service programs of long-term care institutes and job descriptions of workers. The subjects were consisted of 150 long-term care institutes. 150 institutes of long-term care facilities were drawn from all over the country by a nonrandom, convenience sampling. The data were analyzed by frequency, percentage, $x^2$-test using SPSS program. The instruments of this study were self-reported questionnaires for long-term care institutes. The data were collected from March 1, 2004 to may 31, 2004. Results: Service programs of long-term care institutes were not enough for residents' demands. The job descriptions among nurse, social worker and physical therapist were not clearly defined. The nurse's main role was medication and checking vital sign(49.7%), that of social worker's was observation and supervising (31.2%). The most significant problems were lacking of diverse service programs for residents. Conclusion: Considering these findings and conclusion, the needs of long-term care services should be provided by individual physical and psychological level. And the professional manpower for elderly should be educated in multi disciplines.

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Study on Development of a Nutrition Education Program Model for Foreign Worker Patients (외국인 근로자 환자의 영양 교육 프로그램 모델 개발을 위한 연구)

  • Kwon, Jong-Sook
    • The Korean Journal of Food And Nutrition
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    • v.23 no.4
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    • pp.649-658
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    • 2010
  • This study was performed to develop a nutrition education program model for foreign worker patients. Questionnaire and interview were carried out for collecting quantitative and qualitative information from subjects, respectively. All subjects were foreign worker patients who could speak Korean, composed of 75 Chinese, 4 Mongolians and 1 American, aged from 22 to 73 years old. Among the subjects, 36 subjects had gastrointestinal disease(GD), 16 had coronary heart disease(CHD), 6 had diabetes, 6 had liver disease(LD) and the others had various different diseases. List of recommended and restricted foods for foreign workers to prevent GD and CHD were obtained from interviews with the subjects. A nutrition education program model for foreign worker patients having GD and CHD were developed, and small group education method was recommended. The contents of the program include cause and common symptom and basic nutrition care for the patients, choice of foods and cooking methods, behavioral modification, importance of medication and list of foods recommended and restricted for the patients.

The Effect of the Long-Term Care Worker's Empowerment on Job Satisfaction, Organizational Commitment and Turnover Intention (요양보호사의 임파워먼트가 직무만족과 조직몰입 및 이직의도에 미치는 영향)

  • Kang, Young-Sik
    • Journal of the Korea Academia-Industrial cooperation Society
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    • v.12 no.9
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    • pp.3904-3914
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    • 2011
  • This study was designed to inquire into the effect of care worker's empowerment on job satisfaction, organizational commitment, and turnover intention. For this, a survey was carried out on 200 care workers in elderly care facilities located in Chungcheong area from May 16 to May 30, 2011. Analysis showed that their empowerment has a significant impact on the improvement of job satisfaction and organizational commitment, and the reduction of turnover intention. This means that their high empowerment has a high inclination for job satisfaction and organizational commitment, and a low inclination for turnover intention according to the positive job satisfaction and organizational commitment. Consequently, considering their low empowerment, the job productivity and specialty may be eventually raised by improving their empowerment that brings out their own special abilities and merits with individual personality and aptitude, and showing more concerns and consideration for the job.

Review of Healthcare Specialist Training Programs in Japan and Policy Implications (일본 개호인재 확보 정책동향 및 시사점)

  • Kwon, Ju-Young
    • Journal of the Korea Convergence Society
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    • v.11 no.3
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    • pp.237-244
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    • 2020
  • Confronting rapid population ageing, Japanese government proposes various types of regional comprehensive care programs for elderly people. In particular, the Japanese government and local governments are making efforts to ensuring long-term care workforce. Among others, the government is pursuing measures to secure specialized manpower in various ways 1) Construction of infrastructure, 2) Loan system for long-term care worker, 3) Inflow of long-term care staff for foreign students, etc. Also, universities have trained numerous community care specialists through research centers for health care, social welfare, and specialized education. Korea is also expected to explode the demand for long-term care worker at the rapid rate of aging, and it is necessary to actively discuss measures to cope with it.

A Review on the Role and Functions of the Village Health Worker (마을건강원 역할 및 업무내용에 관한 고찰)

  • Lee Myung Sook;Han Myung Hwa;Lee Kum-Ryn
    • Journal of Korean Public Health Nursing
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    • v.7 no.1
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    • pp.1-16
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    • 1993
  • The objective of this study is to review the role and function of the village health worker in the wake of the recent social changes in Korea. The stud}' also aimed at' elucidating' the characteristics of the village health worker organizations developed through community participation in this country. The study methods employed were: a review of literature and other existing information related to VHW's activities ; the use of Questionnaire and interview with VHW's on their activities in one selected county in 1992. The major findings obtained are as follows: 1. So far the community health care activities have been carried out by medical colleges, foreign aid agencies and religious organizations with a view to improving health care for the population in rural area. 2. The VHWs employed by the local community health services received remuneratiorin cash or in kind. However, presently no remuneration is paid to VHWs employed by the government village health projects. The training for VHWs is organized by County Health Center once a year for 1-2days regardless of pre-employment or refresher. 3. The needs of care for maternal and child health and family planning has been decline due to the decrease of the target population, but on the other hand, the needs of care by VHW for prevention of infectious diseases, health of the aging, management of geriatric diseases, prevention of poisoning of pesticides and environmental sanitation has beer increased. 4. It was felt strongly that the training for VHWs should be strengthened by means of developing a problem-solving oriented educational program in order to improve practical skills of VHWs.

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A Study on the Knowledge Management System based on Job Standards of Social Worker in Elderly Care Facilities (노인요양시설의 사회복지사 직무 표준 기반의 지식관리 시스템에 관한 연구)

  • Lee, Tae-Hi;Park, Koo-Rack;Kim, Dong-Hyun
    • Journal of the Korea Convergence Society
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    • v.8 no.11
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    • pp.71-76
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    • 2017
  • Our society is showing rapid growth throughout the industry, but it is in the era of nuclear family and aging. Due to the elderly, the demand for social welfare services such as medical treatment services tends to increase sharply. However, duties of senior citizens and social workers engaged in related medical care facilities are not clearly identified, and job stress has occurred and the degree of job satisfaction is extremely low. Therefore, in this paper, in relation to the social worker's duties of elderly nursing home care facilities, in practicing welfare services, knowledge base that was convergence with duties so that you can focus on service according to better environment and standardized procedures To provide a management system. Through the proposed system, social workers are expected to be able to improve work satisfaction by quickly grasping operations and escaping from job stress through their own development and information sharing.