The current status and issues of severely handicapped children who require constant medical care at home in local communities in Tokushima. How the young medical students would be interested in medical home care for pediatric patients?
Kasamatsu, Yuka Kasamatsu Home Care Clinic
Kasamatsu, Tetsuji Kasamatsu Home Care Clinic
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Kondo, Yuna Tokushima University
Kubo, Miwa Tokushima University
Shirai, Sakuya Tokushima University
Takagishi, Hinako Tokushima University
Yamamoto, Taisuke Tokushima University
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children with disabilities
Thanks to advanced neonatal medical technologies, many children as very-low-birth-weight infants became to be survived in Japan. But as a result, the children with severe disabilities who need constant medical care were increased, and the same situation has also occurred in local communities in Tokushima. They used to be cared only in hospitals, therefore enough supports are not provided from welfare system as well as its system for mature patients. But majority of the health care worker doesn’t grasp the current state of this matter sufficiently.
We had an opportunity to discuss about this issue with young medical students of Tokushima University Pediatric Seminar（TUPS）. They are very interested in pediatrics and working at activities in and out of medical school with enthusiasm. We believe that having more chances of hearing the real voices of children with disabilities and their families before graduate will become the good triggers for increasing young medical students who aspire to become pediatricians or home doctors.
Shikoku Acta Medica
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