Yuhara Etsuko
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Associate professor in the Faculty of Social Welfare at Nihon Fukushi University. Specializes in social welfare and judicial welfare. Graduated from the Faculty of Law at Nagoya University in 1992. Completed her doctorate in social welfare at Nihon Fukushi University in 2003. Research fellow at the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science from 2001 to 2003. Studied criminology at the University of Melbourne from 2008 to 2009. Publications include Kaigo satsujin: Shihō fukushi no shiten kara (Nursing Murders From a Judicial Welfare Perspective) and Shakai fukushi kenkyū no furontia (The Frontiers of Social Welfare Research).
Japan’s “Nursing Murders”2016.11.09

The overbearing pressures of nursing an elderly family member have been driving an alarming number of caregivers to take the life of those in their care. Welfare expert Yuhara Etsuko analyzes the motives for these tragic crimes and points out that greater support for often socially isolated caregivers is an urgent priority.

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