2016 研究助成 Research Grant Program  /  (A)共同研究助成  
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(Project Title)
A Multi-country Comparative Study on End-of-life Care in Residential Care Facilities for Older People in Japan, Korea, and Thailand: Towards developing an Asia-oriented educational program
池崎 澄江
Sumie Ikezaki
Graduate School of Nursing, Chiba University
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企画書・概要 (Abstract of Project Proposal)


    In 2030, the population of individuals over 65 years old in Japan, Korea, and Thailand is projected to be 36%, 31% and 26% respectively, and demands for appropriate and quality care for aging and dying people are growing. Collaboration between healthcare and welfare is becoming increasingly important as the place of care is shifting from the hospital to the community. However, due to changes in demography and family structure, the traditional family custom of caregiving is becoming a critical situation. Thus, roles of residential care facilities are expanding.
    By referring to the previous end-of-life care (EOLC) competency studies conducted in Western societies, this study aims to explore current situations and issues in facility-based EOLC, and develop an EOLC competency model for residential care facilities for older people in the most rapidly ageing countries in Asia, namely Japan, Korea, and Thailand. 
    This study follows four steps: 
    1. Conduct expert hearings and facility observations to explore the current care situation and issues; 
    2. Conduct a survey of facility staff and managers and develop a residential care facility EOLC competency list for professional and non-professional staff; 
    3. Develop a competency model; and 
    4. Discussions among international EOLC researchers will be repeated and compare and contrast similarities and differences in residential care facility EOLC competency in the three countries, and develop an Asia-oriented EOLC educational program.

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