Interviews - Masutaka Furue


Japan

ABOUT YOUR OWN STRUCTURE :


  1. Puce First of all, do you have an individual and/or collective approach ?

collective approach with comments below


If collective ;

  1. Puce How many children have today integrated the patient education programme in your department ?

None


  1. Puce How many participants are there in the collective workshops and who are they (children, parents, other adults…) ?

None


  1. Puce Who are the educational staff for this programme (doctors, nurses, psychologists..) ?

None


  1. Puce How many members of staff participate in this programme and what training, if any,do they receive ?

None


  1. Puce What are the principal aims of these workshops ?

We do not have education system.


  1. Puce Do you use educational support tools and if so can you describe them ?

None


  1. Puce Do private dermatologists participate in the Atopic school ?

None


  1. Puce How is the link established between the Atopic school and the dermatologists and pediatricians in private practice ?

None


  1. Puce How is your Atopic school funded ?

None


  1. Puce Do you have contact with other patient education teams, particularly those teams working with Asthma or Food Allergies ?

None


We opened atopic dermatitis consultation meeting with citizen and patients twice a year for 7 years, which is co-organized by Kyushu University and Fukuoka City.



ABOUT PATIENT EDUCATION IN YOUR COUNTRY:


  1. Puce What role, if any, do parent associations/patient support groups, play in the Atopic schools ?

There are several universities which have educational administration program, but I think those program are not involved by parents or support groups.


  1. Puce What role, if any, do schools play in managing chronic skin disease ?

Very few. But from 2009, school children should present to school a kind of written paper if they have any allergies.


  1. Puce Do you have schemes like the PAI (in France this is an individualised adaptation project linking parents, children and teachers) ?

I think we do not have such system.


  1. Puce Besides Atopic schools, is patient education developed for other pathologies in your country, and if yes, which pathologies are concerned ?

Diabetes mellitus school is very well organized.


  1. Puce Do you have official patient education recommendations/guidelines in your country ?

None. Patient education is not supported by insurance nor government foundation in Japan.


  1. Puce How many active education departments exist today in your country ?

Hamamatsu University, Fujita University


  1. Puce Are there particular organisations to train the staff in patient education? If not, where is the staff trained ?

None


  1. Puce How much do you invoice the whole education course ?

None


  1. Puce How much is the patient reimbursed by the health authorities ?

None


Thank you Masutaka Furue.

Prof. Masutaka Furue


Japan