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The Geriatric Care Workers' Role Care for Elderly of Sanatorium in Korea

  • Kim, Kyung-Woo
    • Journal of the Korea Society of Computer and Information
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    • v.22 no.11
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    • pp.105-110
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    • 2017
  • This paper is to research the difference of care workers' role in Sanatorium between urban and rural areas. Interviews have been conducted with 100 care managers with structured questionnaires in community care settings. The findings of the study are as follows. In the analysis of working with carers a care manager acting as a counsellor in rural was required rather more than any other role in working with clients' carers. In working with formal and informal networks, an administrative specialist role was also important in both areas. With resource management, there were some regional variances between rural and urban. In the urban area, a care managers as a coordinator was more required than as a broker. In the rural area, a care manager as a broker, selecting service resources for elderly clients was the most suitable role. In conclusion, in general rural care managers' roles were similar to those of many core managers in urban area. Among the many possible roles of care managers that effective continuity of care is to be provided for elderly clients in community care, two have been specified as essential roles. The first is the role of care managers that provides coordination and integration of services at the clients' levels as a care manager as an implementer, a linkman, counsellor. The second is at the system level which is possible role for coordination and linkage of programs as a characteristics of care managers, task with formal & informal network, community resources, available residential & NHS resourcesw.

The Policies of Care Providers in the United Kingdom: Towards Emphasis On Carers Rights and Quality Employment (영국의 케어 제공자에 관한 정책 연구: 보호자 권리와 유급고용의 질 강조)

  • Rhee, Ka-Oak;Woo, Kug-Hee
    • Korean Journal of Social Welfare
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    • v.57 no.2
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    • pp.185-204
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    • 2005
  • In a period of rapid change, transition and re-definition of care concept, this study reviewed social policies on care providers in the UK. In the face of care crisis, the British government has made a radical reform of the care system and enacted new legislations. In the UK social policy, care providers are classified into carers and care workers. Carers mean informal caregivers and care workers are those who are paid for providing care as part of a contract of employment. Recently, the United Kingdom has given carers recognition and reward. To enhance the status and right of carers, the Carers (Recognition and Services) Act 1995, the strategy document Caring about Carers 1999, Carers and Disabled Children Act 2000, and Carers (Equal Opportunities) Act 2004 have been enacted. At the heart of the policy for carers is the idea of active citizenship, carers-friendly employment and work-life balance etc. In case of paid care worker, government's focus seems to be on quality of employment. The government has established a new national infrastructure for quality. The five national bodies founded on Care Standards Act 2000 has been established. The UK government has realized care work would play an important part in job creation strategy. In this article, we have presented several criticisms and issues of current care policy in UK.

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Study on The Oral Health Awareness of Long-term Care Facility Among the ICT Age (ICT 시대에서 노인요양시설의 구강건강 인식에 관한 연구)

  • Song, Seol-Kyung;Seong, Jeong-Min
    • The Journal of the Korea institute of electronic communication sciences
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    • v.9 no.2
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    • pp.211-217
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    • 2014
  • This study is of elderly care facilities in Seoul oral health care providers survey of recognition and affecting factors. The subjects were selected 92 people who care providers, data were collected using a questionnaire. Multiple regression analysis, duration of carrer and experience of oral care education significantly affected in the presence of factors. As a result, in order to improve the oral health of the elderly nursing staff to promote oral health education and training programs are urgently needed.

Copulation Environment Favorable for colony development of the European Bumblebee, Bombus terrersis

  • Yoon, Hyung-Joo;Kim, Sam-Eun;Lee, Kyeong-Yong;Lee, Sang-Beom;Park, In-Gyun
    • International Journal of Industrial Entomology
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    • v.16 no.1
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    • pp.7-13
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    • 2008
  • We investigated mating conditions about care temperature of queen before mating, mating period, and number of queen per mating cage to improve mating rate of Bombus terrestris. Among $19^{\circ}C$, $22^{\circ}C$ and $25^{\circ}C$, care temperatures of queen before mating, queen cared at $19^{\circ}C$ was more effective than those at $22^{\circ}C$ and $25^{\circ}C$ in death rate during care and mating periods, and colony development In case of mating period, oviposition rate and preoviposition periods at queen mated during 3 days were 89.3% and 11.4 days, respectively, which was higher and earlier than those of queen mated during 5 days and 7 days. The rate of worker emergence, colony foundation and progeny-queen production at 3 days-mated queen were also 2.0-11.6% higher than those at queen mated during 5 days and 7 days. In number of queen per mating cage, the rate of worker emergence, colony foundation and progeny-queen production queen mated at mating cage with 10 queens and 30 males were 41.5%, 25.9% and 23.2%, respectively. These values correspond to 1.5-6.8 folds those queen mated at cage with 20 queens and 30 queens. Therefore, we supposed that care temperature favorable for B. terrestris queen was $19^{\circ}C$ and the period need to mating was 3 days, and the number of queen per mating cage ($55{\times}45{\times}65\;cm$) was 10.

A Study on Learning Transfer and Its Influencing Factors of Job Training Program Participants: Focusing on the Geriatric Care Worker who Received the Dementia Job Training (교육훈련대상자의 학습전이와 그 영향요인에 관한 연구: 치매전문교육을 받은 요양보호사 중심)

  • Lee, Jin;Kim, Chulwoo
    • Journal of Digital Convergence
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    • v.16 no.1
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    • pp.63-72
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    • 2018
  • This paper examined the learning transfer of job training participants and its influencing factors. A survey of 279 care workers in the city of Seoul and Kyeong Gi province who recently participated dementia job training was conducted. The results of multiple regression analysis indicated that the self-efficacy of the care workers, the capability of instructor, the training methods and the transfer opportunity positively influenced the level of learning transfer. The findings suggested increasing care workers' self-efficacy, enhancing practical skill-based training program, hiring instructors with high workplace experiences, fostering work environment with higher transfer opportunity are required.

Evaluation of Village Health Worker's Activities (마을보건 요원의 활동력 평가)

  • Lee, Tae-Yong
    • Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health
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    • v.17 no.1
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    • pp.85-93
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    • 1984
  • In order to develop some indicies for the evaluation of village health worker's activities and to find out personal characteristics and other factors that affect the activities, an interview survey was conducted to thirty seven village health workers (VHW) in Sunwon, Naega and Bulun townships in Kangwha county, where the Community Health Project of Yonsei University, College of Medicine, has been implemented for the past ten years. In addition, daily activity records of the VHW's were also analyzed. The results are summarized below: First, meeting attendance rates, number of regular family visits, number of antenatal care visits and number of family planning visits were identified as the most meaningful criterion for the evaluation of the village health worker's activities. Second, personal factors that significantly affect the village health worker's activities were identified as age, educational background, living with in-laws, religion, presence of preschool child in the family, holding leader's position of village woman's association concurrently, and duration serving as a VHW. The more aged and the more educated VHWs were the more effective. Those VHWs who were living with in-laws, without preschool child in the family, holding the leader's position of the village woman's association, and the longer service duration were the more effective. Other factors that affect the VHW's activities were the number of households in the target village and the number of natural villages in the target villages. It showed that the smaller the size of number of households and natural villages, the higher the degrees of the effectiveness of the VHW.

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Mothers' Time Use in Child Care and Market Child Care Services Depending on Their Employment Status (유아기자녀를 둔 어머니의 종사상지위별 자녀돌보기 시간사용과 유료 자녀양육서비스 선택)

  • Cha, Sung-Lan
    • Korean Journal of Human Ecology
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    • v.15 no.3
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    • pp.373-384
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    • 2006
  • This study analysed the effect of mothers' work status on time use in child care and use of market child care services. There were two major questions: Do self-employed (and family worker without being paid) mothers have a flexible work schedule and so can they care her child(ren) well? If it is true, is the work status as self-employee related to non-market child care services? To answer these questions, 1,196 samples were selected from the Time Use Data of 1999, which had been administered by Korea National Statistical Office. Major results were as follows: First, a mother who is family workers without being paid made time to care children frequently more than wage earners. Second, according to regression analysis, mothers' work status was one of the important variables to explain child care activity frequency. Third, among categories of child caring ('physical caring', 'non-physical caring', and 'caring of the others'), mothers spent more frequently in 'caring of the others', and had higher probability to use market child care services. But the more frequently a mother made time in 'non-physical caring' for her child, the lower probability to choose market child care services. In conclusion, it was certain that self-employed mothers benefit from a flexible time schedule at work places. But the relationship of child care activity frequency with use of market child care services was inconsistent.

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The oral health awareness and oral health care provided by workers in long-term elderly care facilities (일부 지역 노인요양기관 종사자의 구강건강 인식정도와 구강건강관리 제공 실태 조사)

  • Park, Jeong-Ran;Hong, Min-Hee;Choi, Yu-Ri
    • Journal of Korean society of Dental Hygiene
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    • v.15 no.2
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    • pp.245-251
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    • 2015
  • Objectives: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the oral health awareness and oral health care provided by workers in the long-term elderly care facilities. Methods: A self-reported questionnaire was completed by 213 workers in long-term elderly care facilities. The questionnaire consisted of general characteristics, oral health awareness, oral health behavior, oral health knowledge, oral health care professionals, oral health care, oral health care improvement, and denture care. Except the incomplete answers, 200 data were analyzed by the statistical software of SPSS WIN 18.0. Results: Highly educated people tended to have higher oral health awareness. The workers in the facility maintained the oral health care but they suggested that dental professionals are needed. Conclusions: It is necessary to suggest the oral health care management by dental professionals.

Effects of Job Stress, Depression and Fatigue on Sleep Quality of Care Workers in Long-term Care Facilities (요양보호사의 직무스트레스, 우울과 피로가 수면의 질에 미치는 영향)

  • Hwang, Eun Hee;Lee, Hyun Bae
    • Journal of Korean Public Health Nursing
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    • v.33 no.2
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    • pp.163-174
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    • 2019
  • Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify the effects of job stress, depression and fatigue on sleep quality of care workers employed in long-term care facilities. Methods: The participants were 213 care workers who worked in 11 long-term care facilities. The collected data was analyzed by descriptive statistics, t-test, ANOVA, Pearson's correlation coefficient and multiple linear regression with using the SPSS 23.0 program. Results: We found that patient-related job stress was the greatest stressor among care workers' job stresses. A significant difference in sleep quality was observed according to the self-perceived health status of the care workers. The care workers' sleep quality was negatively correlated with job stress (r=-.16, p=.018), depression (r=-.31, p<.001) and fatigue (r=-.29, p<.001). The influencing factors of sleep quality were depression (${\beta}=-0.22$, p=.001) and fatigue (${\beta}=-0.15$, p=.047). Conclusion: It is necessary to improve the health status and sleep quality of care workers by developing and applying health promotion programs to reduce the depression and fatigue of the care worker. This will ultimately improve the quality of service care for the patients.

The Effects of Awareness of Human Rights on Compliance of Caring Behavior of Long-term Care Workers (장기요양시설 요양보호사의 인권의식이 돌봄행위 이행에 미치는 영향)

  • Kim, Jin Hak;Song, Min Sun
    • Journal of Korean Academic Society of Home Health Care Nursing
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    • v.27 no.1
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    • pp.5-15
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    • 2020
  • Purpose: To identify the relationship between care worker's awareness of human rights and the compliance of caring behaviors among long-term care workers, and to identify factors affecting compliance with caring behaviors. Methods: Using self-report questionnaires, data were collected from 153 long-term care workers between October 4th and October 20th, 2019. Collected data were analyzed using the SPSS/WIN 26.0 program. Results: The data indicate a difference in awareness of human rights according to: the careers of care workers, the possession of other health care-related licenses, and the perceived needs of human rights education. The data also indicate a difference in the compliance of caring behaviors according to: gender, family care experience, and dementia care experience. The factors influencing compliance of caring behaviors, according to the study, are gender (β=.19, p=.009), family care experience (β=.19, p=.023), and human rights (β=.38, p<.001). It was found that 23% could explain the compliance of caring behaviors. Conclusion: Long term care workers were found to have a higher level of the compliance of caring behaviors as their awareness of human rights increased. In order to increase the compliance of caring behaviors among long-term care workers, more educational programs on human rights should be provided.