Osaka Medical college
3rd year student
Taipei Medical University
During the two weeks at Osaka Medical College, I learned many different between Japan and Taiwan. For example, on July 20, professors took us to visit the hospital of いわくら in Kyoto. The professor mentioned that the government has implemented relevant policies, such as Discharge Support(退院支援), in order to solve the problem of patients' recovery difficulties caused by long-term hospitalization. (sort of like Taiwan's discharge preparation(出院準備), but Japan has done it better.) The Discharge Support’s feature is that
Professionals starts to seek regional and social resources from the time of hospitalization, and the regional resources are divided into two categories, 移行支援means that helping to find a house after discharge, helping to buy things for others, and providing works from home, etc.) and 定著支援 means is for 24 hours of counseling to prepare patients well after discharge. The Discharge Support incorporate various aspects of experts to form a functioning system.