Elderly care issues in east asia through novel kokotsu no hito

W. A. Wan-Ibrahim, Zainab Ismail, H. A R Asyraf

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This study was conducted to analyze some issues of the provision of care of older persons in Japan. Utilizing data collected through a novel, entitled Kokotsu No Hito, some care issues of older persons in Japan have been detected. Kokotsu No Hito is a novel written by a famous Japanese author, named Sawako Ariyoshi. The 463 pages thick, the novel has been written in 16 chapters, translated into Malay version by Thaiyibah Sulaiman with the title Meniti Senja. It was chosen for discussion based on important questions presented by the author who discusses major issues at the international level nowadays relating to question of older persons and the provision of care. The main question behinds this novel is the life of elderly in Japan and the problems they face for care and the problems faced by others in connection with the care. This novel also highlights issues of gender, where it is the woman who feels the beat of difficulties living with the family.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1453-1456
Number of pages4
JournalMiddle - East Journal of Scientific Research
Volume20
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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  • Care giver
  • Elderly
  • Elderly care
  • Population aging
  • Support

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Elderly care issues in east asia through novel kokotsu no hito. / Wan-Ibrahim, W. A.; Ismail, Zainab; Asyraf, H. A R.

In: Middle - East Journal of Scientific Research, Vol. 20, No. 11, 2014, p. 1453-1456.

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Wan-Ibrahim, W. A. ; Ismail, Zainab ; Asyraf, H. A R. / Elderly care issues in east asia through novel kokotsu no hito. In: Middle - East Journal of Scientific Research. 2014 ; Vol. 20, No. 11. pp. 1453-1456.
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