Departmental Bulletin Paper <研究ノート>欧米社会における「ホスピスの医療化」研究の動向と展望

株本, 千鶴

1pp.75 - 99 , 2016-01-15 , 京都大学大学院人間・環境学研究科 共生人間学専攻 カール・ベッカー研究室
This paper examines how previous Western research understands the medicalization of hospices, to derive implications for understanding the medicalization of hospices in Japan. I classify hospice medicalization into the three processes of specialization, institutionalization, and commercialization, and analyze their characteristics and consequences. Research on commercialization remains inadequate, but research on specialization and institutionalization shows changes in hospice ideals and their negative and positive consequences. Negative aspects of medicalization include the danger of subordinating the ideals of hospice to the aims of each specific process, whereas positive aspects include the use of medical processes to further the ideals of hospice. The lack of empirical research on medicalization of hospices in Japan suggests a need for further investigation of this topic.

Number of accesses :  

Other information