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A Research on Value Structure on Use Behavior about Social Service of the Mentally ill elderly (노인정신장애인의 사회복지서비스 이용행위의 가치 사슬 구조 연구)

  • Kim, Sun-Joo;Kwon, Sunae;Bak, Mi-Ok
    • The Journal of the Korea Contents Association
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    • v.16 no.3
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    • pp.667-675
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    • 2016
  • The aim of this study is to predict use behavior for social welfare service of the elderly mentally ill through means-end chain theory. Means-end chain theory explains cognitive structure related to the consumer's preference to various products and services. Although the elderly mentally ill begin to emerge as new client population, social welfare services for them do not seem to be enough in the community. Based on this awareness, this study tried to analyse service use behavior of the elderly mentally ill through means-end chain theory to develop new social welfare services. The data were collected from 15 elderly mentally ill and found 5 attributes, 10 consequences, and 11 values. Hierarchical Value Map was composed of 'disease management, rehabilitation preparation, hobby leisure ${\rightarrow}$ health maintenance, energy of life ${\rightarrow}$ social reintegration, life satisfaction, harmonious family life'. To activate the social service for the elderly mentally ill, it should be developed various programs such as disease management, rehabilitation preparation, hobby leisure for the elderly mentally ill. The ultimate value of these programs will be improve life satisfaction and integrated into society.

A Basic Study on the Architectural Planning of Outdoor Space for the Elderly with Dementia (치매요양시설의 옥외공간 조성에 관한 기초연구)

  • Jeon, Sung-Min;Kwon, Soon-Jung
    • Journal of The Korea Institute of Healthcare Architecture
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    • v.13 no.1
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    • pp.61-71
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    • 2007
  • The Outdoor space is an essential element among healing environments for older people. The purpose of this study is to identify outdoor design issues which can improve the health conditions of the elderly living in nursing home. At first, the design principles of outdoor space for the mentally ill have been collected from the literature survey. Secondary, outdoor design requirements for the care program in nursing homes have been explored. Thirdly, good design elements have been collected from 6 nursing homes which have good outdoor space. Finally, Basic design principles of outdoor space of nursing homes in which older people with dementia live have been proposed by analysis and synthesis on the three stages before. As a result of this study, 6 dimensions in architectural planning of outdoor space for nursing homes have been presented : safety environment, various sensual stimulation, social interactions, support physical ability, accessibility, meditation.

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Recent Trends and Characteristics of Supportive Housing Research - Focused on 2009-2016 International Research Articles of Medical Service Database - (최근 지원주택 연구의 흐름과 특성 - 의료복지 데이터베이스의 2009-2016년 국제학술지를 중심으로 -)

  • Park, Jaehyun;Lee, Yeunsook;Ahn, Somi
    • Journal of the Korean housing association
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    • v.28 no.2
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    • pp.1-12
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    • 2017
  • In modern society, diverse vulnerable population, such as homeless, disabled, elderly and so on, have been prominently appeared with polarization of wealth because of radial biased economic development and urban sprawl. Housing acquisition is a difficult problem for the venerable population to get, so appropriate alternatives should be explored. In USA, under the 'Housing First' principle, supportive housing has been developed as a main alternative. Sharing this alternative experience is very valuable to promote future development including policies. The purpose of this study is to delineate the trend of supportive housing research. This research is conducted by content analysis technique, and data were recent 29 research articles dealing supportive housing, collected from medical service data base where supportive housing research has started and diffused. As results, overall trends and characteristics appeared that the main research field was Psychiatry/Psychology, and mostly, they were correlational research. Mainly, resident type was mentally ill, and the principal research method was secondary data analysis. In general, all the service programs were mostly essential, and the number of congregate housing type appeared dominantly. The modern supportive housing is a social intervention to cope with instability of future housing welfare.