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The Care of the Elderly in Japan : Japan Anthropology Workshop - Yongmei Wu

The Care of the Elderly in Japan

Japan Anthropology Workshop

Hardcover Published: 17th June 2004
ISBN: 9780415323192
Number Of Pages: 244

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The problems of an ageing population are particularly acute in Japan. These problems include people living longer, with many needing more care, and the problems of supporting them by a diminishing working population and a diminishing tax base. This book, based on extensive fieldwork in a Japanese institution for the elderly, explores the problems associated with ageing and responses to it in Japan. By looking at the institution from the viewpoints of residents, staff and visitors, as well as from the policy point of view, the book carefully assesses how far the home succeeds in offering an acceptable quality of life to the home's residents. It gives insights into the life and work of long-term care institutions; discusses how people in Japan have changed their perceptions towards family responsibility, the institutionalization of the elderly, and rights of welfare; and examines how institutions for the elderly are run in Japan and how their management differs from that in the West.

Introductionp. 1
The setting : Kotobukip. 27
The residentsp. 52
The staffp. 93
The visitorsp. 133
A problematic issues in Kotobuki : conflictsp. 157
Beyond the homes : towards the LTCI systemp. 175
Conclusionsp. 186
The mechanism of the LTCIp. 206
Physical layout of Kotobuki (each floor)p. 207
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ISBN: 9780415323192
ISBN-10: 0415323193
Series: Japan Anthropology Workshop
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 244
Published: 17th June 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.18 x 16.36  x 1.98
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1