2019 年 17 巻 p. 43-60
In order to reduce the difficulty of communication between occupations in supporting dementia patients from discharge, we investigated the perception of dementia in the profession involved in the discharge of dementia patients. Interviews were conducted with 18 professionals including doctors, nurses, medical social workers, care managers, and visiting nurses. The data were analyzed using content analysis. The results indicated that the perceptions regarding patients with dementia, their families, and symptoms of dementia could be classified into eight categories consisting 19 subcategories, which included 79 codes; [hospitalized patients have dementia], [patients with dementia are increasing], [dementia gets worse by hospitalization], [symptoms different from dementia are diagnosed as dementia at hospitals], [family’s perception is different], [lack of ability to provide care by family members], [discharge coordination is not provided to patients with dementia], and [differences in discharge because of having dementia]. In some subcategories, a code was extracted from different professionals, or, from a specific professional. The results suggested differences regarding the perception of patients with dementia and symptoms of dementia in different professionals.