介護殺人の現状から見出せる介護者支援の課題  [in Japanese] What Care-related Murder Cases Tell Us : Issues of Supporting Family Caregivers  [in Japanese]

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Abstract

日本では 2006 年度以降, 厚生労働省により高齢者の 「虐待等による死亡例」 が調査されるようになった. 警察庁も 2007 年以降, 犯罪の直接の動機・原因が 「介護・看病疲れ」 の事件数を公表している. 2000 年に介護保険が導入されて以降, 介護サービスの充実が目指されているが, これらの調査によれば, 親族による, 介護をめぐって発生した高齢者の殺害や心中の事件が顕著に減少したという傾向は見られない.このような事件を防止するためには, 介護される者に加え, 介護する者へも支援を行うこと, 特に介護者のうつを早期に発見し必要な支援を行えるようにすること, BPSD への対応について具体的なアドバイスを行うことが必要である.また, 介護を引き受けたからといって社会から孤立することなく, 大切な人々との絆を大切にしつつ, 無理なく介護を行うことができるような介護者支援システムの構築, 法基盤の整備が早急の課題である.

Since 2006, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has conducted surveys investigating "cases of death due to abuse, etc." among the elderly. Since 2007, the National Police Agency has also publicized the number of cases of crime directly motivated by or resulting from "nursing fatigue." Efforts have been made to improve and enrich care services since the introduction of long-term nursing care insurance in 2000. However, these surveys reveal no remarkable tendencies toward decrease in the amount of care-related murder cases of the elderly or double suicide committed by family caregivers. To prevent such cases, it is vital to provide support not only to the receivers but also to the providers of care, pay particular attention to early discovery of depression in caregivers so as to administer necessary treatment, and facilitate the provision of concrete advice concerning how to deal with the behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD). Furthermore, it is imperative to ensure that family caregivers do not become isolated from society as a result of having taken on the responsibility of providing care. Therefore, an urgent task is to encourage awareness of the importance of emotional ties with those we care about, and establish a caregiver support system and a legislative foundation that enables care to be provided without difficulty.

Journal

  • Journal of social welfare, Nihon Fukushi University

    Journal of social welfare, Nihon Fukushi University (125), 41-65, 2011-09

    NIHON FUKUSHI UNIVERSITY

Codes

  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    110008692337
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA11400425
  • Text Lang
    JPN
  • Journal Type
    大学紀要
  • ISSN
    1345-174X
  • NDL Article ID
    024030748
  • NDL Call No.
    Z6-174
  • Data Source
    NDL  NII-ELS 
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