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Roles of Occupational Therapist in Community Care System

  • Korean Journal of Occupational Therapy
  • Abbr : Korean J of Occup Ther
  • 2019, 27(1), pp.103-113
  • DOI : 10.14519/kjot.2019.27.1.08
  • Publisher : Korean Society Of Occupational Therapy
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Working Therapeutics
  • Received : October 30, 2018
  • Accepted : January 17, 2019
  • Published : March 30, 2019

Park, Young-Ju ORD ID 1 Lee, Chun Yeop 2 Ji, Seok-Yeon 3 Park, Kang-Hyun 4 Kim Hee Jung 2

1세한대학교
2가야대학교
3SISO감각통합상담연구소
4연세대학교 일반대학원

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ABSTRACT

Introduction: The purpose of this study is to clarify whether occupational therapy is a essential area forestablishing community care and to emphasize the necessity of occupational therapy by providing basic data on theroles of occupational therapists in the community care system. Results: Based on the background regarding the emergence of communities, we reviewed case studies of communitycare in Korea. According to the direction of the community care promotion by the Ministry of Health and Welfare,within the community care system, occupational therapists provide rehabilitation and healthcare services forchildren with premature and developmental disabilities in the community, hospice palliative care for terminally illpatients, case management for mental health care and nursing facility expatriates, and the provision of services inan interim model for discharge support services. Conclusion: To establish a successful role of occupational therapist in a community system, an internationalclassification of functioning-based evaluation tools should be developed and a study model of occupational therapyshould be developed in a community care system. It is also necessary to formulate an institutional framework forcarrying out the roles of a case meeting and case manager.

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