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長期入院型医療制度を問う : 高齢者の終末期医療から

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Title: 長期入院型医療制度を問う : 高齢者の終末期医療から
Authors: 高波, 千代子 Browse this author
Keywords: long-term care, tube feeding, dementia, terminal care, palliative approach
Issue Date: 17-May-2013
Publisher: 北海道大学公共政策大学院
Journal Title: 年報 公共政策学
Journal Title(alt): Annals, Public Policy Studies
Volume: 7
Start Page: 291
End Page: 307
Abstract: People in Japan can benefit from the healthcare based on a universal public insurance system, while the average length of hospital stay is the longest in advanced countries. Most patients in the long-term care hospitals are the bedridden elderly living on tube feedings. Not only do the majority of the elderly have dementia; they generally have little chance of expressing their own words when they are offered life-prolonging treatments. The elderly may require a terminal care with a palliative approach when they are dying due to the ageing process, that is, not only as a consequence of an incurable disease.
Type: bulletin (other)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2115/53311
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