Journal of Health and Welfare Policy
Online ISSN : 2433-6858
Problems with residential-type nursing homes for the elderly from viewpoints of nurses and care workers
Relationship between ambiguous characteristics of residential-type nursing homes for the elderly and difficulties faced by nurses and care workers
Fumio NOGUCHI
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2021 Volume 4 Issue 1 Pages 107-131

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This study addressed the difficulty of visualizing the problems with residential-type nursing homes for the elderly (hereafter “residential-type”) by using semi-structured interviews with nurses and care workers. The interviews revealed that the workers were confused by the general expectation of the residents' families that they should provide watch-over functions even though the facility was defined as a “home” by law. This indicates that the management of residential-type should establish a collaborative system that enables workers to focus on their work while ensuring service quality as well as maximizing worker expertise.

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