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A survey of activities of clinical psychologists in medical fields with highly advanced technology
highly advanced medical technology
The purpose of this study was to report a nationalwide survey into clinical psychologists (CPs) in medical fields with highly advanced technology . In orde to clarify the CPs' activities and attitudes, a questionnaire was elaborated and distributed to random sampled 828 CPs. Of succesfuly returned 449,133(29.8%) CPs had experienced psychosocial cares in 6 fields of care for cancer patients (44.2%), HIV/AIDS counseling (16.4%), counseling for infertile couples(11.9%), neonatal care of NICU(10.2%), genetic counseling(8.8%), and organ plantation care(8.4%). Excepting HIV/AIDS counseling, most CPs were young and and inexperienced as helping professionals. Supporting systems and successive training programs for them were undeveloped. In order to improve their working conditions, activating their professional networking in these fields were required.
広島大学大学院教育学研究科紀要. 第三部, 教育人間科学関連領域