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Characteristics of social contributions made by elderly individuals in need of long-term nursing care Yukari Imuta 1 , Akemi Ohwan 2 , Masayoshi Sakugawa 2 , Yuki Taba 2 , Hatsuyo Yamaguchi 2 1Kitasenjyu home nursing station 2Okinawa Prefectural College of Nursing Keyword: 要介護高齢者 , 社会貢献 , elderly individuals in need of long-term nursing care , productivity pp.66-74
Published Date 2015/3/30
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 This study aimed to reveal the characteristics of social contribution activities among elderly individuals in need of long-term nursing care by investigating the targets, objectives, and self-assessments of the contributions. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 9 elderly individuals in need of long-term nursing care, and the data were analyzed by evaluation item. The targets of social contribution activities included immediate families, fellow nursing care recipients and providers, and community residents. The objectives of social activities were to share their joy and sadness, coexist by accomplishing what they can, pray for peace and safety, promote health, appreciate each other, teach values and tradition, and revitalize their community. The strengths of elderly individuals in long-term nursing care were inherited ingenuity, incorporation of alternatives, attention to building relationships, continuous learning, adaptation to aging and disabilities, dissemination of values, benefits of aging, harmony between people and objects, and dreams of taking up challenges. The problems associated with social activities were fear for the future of their family, activity restrictions, immature normalization, and threats to community values and to the conservation of scenery. Taken together, this study revealed that the characteristics of social contribution activities among elderly individuals in need of long-term nursing care are the knowledge and skills that they have acquired throughout their long lives as well as their experience with nursing systems.


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電子版ISSN 印刷版ISSN 1346-9665 日本老年看護学会

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