[Problems in training home care nurses].

  • T Aakanuma
  • Published 1998 in Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy


In dealing with an aging society, there is a move toward home care both in the government and in response to social needs in order to deal with such problems as social hospitalization. The start of public nursing care insurance has surely been a particularly large change in this movement. However, while home care was recognized as a station (branch of hospital nursing) in 1995, courses in home therapy have only been included in the basic curriculum as of this year. No matter what the situation, the fundamentals of nursing do not change. However, as the movement today is toward increased specialization in nursing within the hospital, it is not always the case that a person with nursing experience only will be able to provide home care. A wide range of knowledge and skills are necessary, including that of care manager, and home nurses must always be able to do these on their own. A high level of independence is required. In the Koshin-kai, 5 years nursing experience is the minimum condition for employment as a home nurse. We have established our own one-month training program, but learning to cope with all types of cases demands considerable time and trouble. In this paper, we touch on the problems in training staff through daily home visits.

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@article{Aakanuma1998ProblemsIT, title={[Problems in training home care nurses].}, author={T Aakanuma}, journal={Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy}, year={1998}, volume={25 Suppl 4}, pages={561-4} }