Section 59
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Reality of Inter-Professional Cooperation in Medical day Care Facilities - what is Visible from the Level of Inter-Professional Cooperation

Ugai, C.; Hata, K.

Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer and ChemoTherapy 42(Suppl 1): 39-41


ISSN/ISBN: 0385-0684
PMID: 26809407
Accession: 058703354

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In order to improve the quality of life of patients with moderate to severe symptoms who are highly dependent on medical care and to reduce the physical and psychological burden on family members, at medical day care facilities, care and services, such as functional training, is provided to improve daily life for patients in need of significant care who have intractable diseases under the Long-Term Care Insurance Act; home care patients, such as those in the final stages of cancer; and severely mentally and physically handicapped children under the Child Welfare Act. This study conducted semi-structured interviews with 15 nurses working in medical day care facilities with the objective of clarifying the reality of inter-professional cooperation of nurses working in these facilities and contributing to delivery of high-quality care. The results of the study revealed that the level of inter-professional cooperation of nurses at medical day care facilities was high and that professions that are involved in cooperation include visiting nurses, doctors, medical staff, such as physical therapists, caregivers, and welfare professions, such as care managers. The study also showed that the contents of cooperation include information exchange, information sharing, continuation of care, implementation of care that respects the intentions of the patient, care proposals, and guidance and control regarding care.

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