医療・医薬・福祉 その他


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重い病気の子どもたちを支援する認定NPO法人シャイン・オン・キッズ(理事長キンバリー・フォーサイス http://sokids.org/ja/)は、東京都立小児総合医療センター(http://www.byouin.metro.tokyo.jp/shouni/)にファシリティドッグ・プログラムを8月1日より正式導入します。




名 前 : 大橋真友子(おおはしまゆこ)
職 種 : 看護師、臨床経験16年


名 前 : アイビー
犬 種 : ラブラドール・レトリーバー(メス) 
誕生日 : 2017年1月22日(7月26日現在、2歳6か月)
出身地 : アメリカ合衆国カリフォルニア州生まれ
育 成 : アシスタンス・ドッグス・オブ・ハワイ(アメリカ合衆国ハワイ州)


本導入は、日本歯科医師会と日本財団による歯の妖精「TOOTH FAIRY」プロジェクト、夢の貯金箱(故中嶋正俊様協力、日本財団実施)、2018年度 日本郵便年賀寄附金助成、GREEN FUNDING by T-site SHARE CHRISTMAS 2014を主体に、多くの企業、団体、個人のご支援により実施しました。


Introducing the First Facility Dog Program at Tokyo at Tokyo Metropolitan Children's Medical Center

Shine On! Kids, Japanese Government Certified Non-Profit Organization

On August 1, 2019, Shine On! Kids (SOK, Kimberly Forsythe, president and founder) is officially launching the Shine On! Facility Dog Program at Tokyo Metropolitan Children's Medical Center (TMCMC; http://www.byouin.metro.tokyo.jp/shouni/eng/index.html). SOK has been supporting children with serious illnesses in Japan for 13 years.
The Japanese Government Certified Non-Profit Organization introduced Japan's very first Hospital Facility Dog at Shizuoka Prefectural Children’s Hospital in January 2010, followed by Kanagawa Children's Medical Center (KCMC) in July 2012. Next month TMCMC will be the third hospital in Japan to adopt SOK’s Facility Dog Program and also the very first in Tokyo.

SOK’s Hospital Facility Dogs undergo special training for over a year so they can work at a hospital every day. The dog supports patients' treatment in tandem with a nurse, who is the dog’s "handler". The nurse is trained in specific infection control protocols and handling skills to enable the dog to safely interact with a patients in a variety of hospital settings.

Our New Facility Dog Handler
Name: Mayuko Ohashi
Qualification: Certified Nurse with 16 years’ clinical experience

Mayuko's first encounter with SOK’s Hospital Facility Dog Program was through Yuko Morita, who handles SOK’s Facility Dog Annie, currently at KCMC. Mayuko and Yuko had been colleagues at a children's hospital before Yuko became the first Hospital Facility Dog Handler in Japan. Since then, Mayuko has been aspiring to become a HospitalFacility Dog handler. She is also a loving mother of four young children.

Our New Facility Dog
Name: Ivy
Breed: Labrador retriever (female)
Age: 2 years and 6 months (as of July 26). Born on January 22, 2017.
Birth Place: California, USA
Training: Assistance Dogs Northwest (Seattle, Washington, USA), Assistance Dogs of Hawaii, (Maui, USA)

SOK’s Hospital Facility Dogs work at the same hospital every day as part of the medical team, supporting children’s medical treatment through interventions carefully designed to meet individual patient’s needs.
Hospital Facility Dogs may join patients in the playroom, sit with them during painful procedures, accompany them on their way to surgery, or support rehabilitation activities. The dog is always there, giving children the power to get through their days in hospital. This is possible because their work is not a one-off, limited-time activity.
Ivy and Mayuko’s work at TMCMC is made possible by the generous support of many parties, including the "TOOTH FAIRY Project” by the Japan Dental Association and the Nippon Foundation, the late Masatoshi Nakajima (through the ”Piggy Banks for Dream Project” by the Nippon Foundation), FY2018 New Year's Postcard Donations Aid Program by Japan Post Co.,Ltd., and GREEN FUNDING by T-site SHARE CHRISTMAS 2014.

About Shine On! Kids
Shine On! Kids, iincorporated as a non-profit organization in July 2006, was inspired by the smiles and courage of Kimberly Forsythe's son Tyler, who spent much of his short life battling a very difficult-to-cure kind of leukemia. After Tyler died just before his second birthday, Kim and her husband Mark took Tyler’s struggles and their experience and created something positive for families going through what they had endured. While the level of medical treatment in Japan is one of the best in the world, the area of patient support is still relatively undeveloped. The organization hopes to redefine the concept of patient support in Japan to create a complete support system: from the moment of diagnosis, throughout treatment and even after discharge from hospital. Through this mission, SOK has introduced its Beads of Courage Program (R) at 20 hospitals and Hospital Facility Dog Program at 3 hospitals. SOK’s latest project launched in 2017 is called Camp Courage, which is a workshop for survivors of childhood cancer. (http://sokids.org/)
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