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The Journal of Korean Diabetes 2018;19(1):53-57.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4093/jkd.2018.19.1.53    Published online April 13, 2018.
당뇨병, 직업복귀 그리고 건강증진행동의 권리
박유정
Diabetes, Returning to Work, and Your Rights for Health.
Yu Jeong Park
Department of Social Work, Seoul Rehabilitation Hospital, Seoul, Korea. sandrapark14@gmail.com
Abstract
Diabetes sufferers in their 30s to 50s are at an age must maintain their income-producing activities while also managing their health; however, maintaining this balance is not always easy due to their disease. Patients in their 30s to 50s who are actively engaged in work life may not experience workplace difficulties when their diagnosis is known and can be addressed with health-promoting behaviors or passive management. Patients have limitations in implementing the active self-management required by the educational scene in-house. The reason is because the working environment in Korea has not yet established a proper perception of diabetes and feels that allowing diabetes to manage diseases against fairness. The educators proudly reveal themselves as diabetes and cannot take into consideration or take responsibility the disadvantages they can experience when returning to work, we must consider what the patient “has to do to get back to work.” In addition, patients should think about how to manage their disease effectively through more than just a passive response. Moreover the Korean Diabetes Association should establish guidelines for the areas that need to be protected legally and on the defensive aspects that need to be better perceived.
Key Words: Diabetes in 30s to 50s, Health-promoting behavior, Return to work, Self care
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