The Japanese Journal of Health and Medical Sociology  
No. 22-1 [2011]

Medicine, Economy and Society

A Reflection on the Methodology behind The Theory of the Hospital Century・・・・・Shuhei IKAI・・・・・1

Consideration of Elderly Health Indicators that Include “Quality”
   and the Present Health Status of the Elderly in Japan
   ・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・Sugako KURIMORI, Yoshiharu FUKUDA, Tanji HOSHI, Hitoshi OTA・・・・・13

An Ethical Analysis about Withholding and Withdrawing of Mechanical Ventilator
   from ALS Patients・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・Yumiko KAWAGUCHI・・・・・26

Original Articles

Association between Orphans' Subjective Happiness and
Their Daily Life in an Underserved Setting・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・Mayumi OHNISHI・・・・・41

The Importance of the Living Donor Protection Program and the Problems Involved
   ・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・Tatsuya IMAI・・・・・56

Effects of Regional health Care Resources on Self-rated Health:
   From the Perspectives of View of Health・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・Jimpei MISAWA・・・・・69

A Study of Interaction between a Judo Therapist and Patient during Palpation
   ・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・Daigoro EBITA・・・・・82

Research Notes

A Study on Disaccord ‘Worlds’ of a Person Who Gives Care and One Who is Cared
   in the Dementia Care and the Creations of New Care Practices Associated with Them:
   Based on Narratives of Caregivers Attending Study Group of Home Care for Person
   with Dementia and the Families・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・Michiru TAKEUCHI, Terumi SAMEJIMA・・・・・95

The Subjective Definition of “Specialty” in Institutional Care for the Elderly:
   Focusing on Narratives of Nurses・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・Namiko YOSHIOKA・・・・・109

Book Review

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