ヤングケアラーに対する医療福祉専門職の認識 : 東京都医療社会事業協会会員へのアンケート調査の分析から  [in Japanese] Recognition of Young Carers by Health and Social Service Professionals : Analyzing a Questionnaire Survey of "Tokyo Medical Social Workers"  [in Japanese]

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Abstract

一般に,子どもは保護されケアされる対象と考えられているが,家族の状況によっては子どもが大人並みのケア役割を果たすことがあり,こうした子どもたちはヤングケアラーと呼ばれている.本稿では,医療福祉専門職がヤングケアラーをどう認識しているか,こうした子どもがどれほどの頻度でみられるのかを知るために,東京都医療社会事業協会の全会員に質問紙調査を実施した.回答者402人のうち,35.3%は子どもが家族のケアをしていると感じた経験をもち,親の病気や入院,ひとり親家庭であることなどをヤングケアリングの理由として挙げた.全体的に,ケアを担う子どもに対する回答者の関心は高かった.しかし,そうした子への支援方法は確立しておらず,個々の医療福祉専門職が現場で試行錯誤していることも浮き彫りとなった.

In general, children are supposed to be protected and cared for by adults. However, some children assume as much care responsibility as adults owing to their family situation. These children are referred to as "young carers." This study analyzes a questionnaire survey administered to Tokyo medical social workers to study the approximate scale of the young carer population in Japan as well as how health and social service professionals recognize these young carers. The results indicated that about 30% of 402 respondents had felt the presence of young carers through their work. In addition, the frequently cited reasons why these children assumed care responsibilities, included parents' disease or hospitalization and belonging to a single-parent family. On the whole, the respondents demonstrated a high level of interest in young carers. However, it was revealed that a method of supporting these children has not yet been established in Japan. Thus, individual professionals deal with young carers through trial and error.

Journal

  • Japanese Journal of Social Welfare

    Japanese Journal of Social Welfare 54(4), 70-81, 2014

    Japanese Society for the Study of Social Welfare (JSSSW)

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    110009805304
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AN00314800
  • Text Lang
    JPN
  • ISSN
    0911-0232
  • NDL Article ID
    025331525
  • NDL Call No.
    Z6-275
  • Data Source
    NDL  NII-ELS  J-STAGE 
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