- 総合政策研究 (ISSN:1341996X)
- vol.19, pp.105-123, 2005-05-20
The purpose of this study was two-fold. The first was to examine job awareness among care managers and how they evaluate .themselves according to the theoretical knowledge and practical skills demanded of them. Secondly we looked at care managers from different backgrounds in terms of qualifications, such as nursing or care workers to see if there was a difference in job awareness and their focus regarding theoretical knowledge and practical skills. This research was based on answers to questionnaires sent 404 care managers who had been trained in Tohoku region. The content and analysis of the questionnaires was the same as that used by Watanabe (2002). As a result of the survey three points became clear. The first was that care managers were aware of need for a high level of technical skill but that the level of understanding on the part of the client was low. Secondly, there were very clear areas of expertise in which care managers were either very confident or, on the other hand, not confident at all. Thirdly, nurses evaluated themselves more highly according to theoretical knowledge and practical skills than care workers did. However, in the areas of interview, client strengths and client serf-determination there were no differences.