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[팟캐스트] (297) 진주 방화 사건과 정신보건 / 장애인 보장구 산업의 미래


진행자: 임정요, Kevin Lee Selzer

1. Jinju arson-murder attack reveals shortcomings of Korea’s mental health care

기사요약: 진주 방화사건으로 5명이 숨지고 15명이 부상을 입었다. 이를 계기로 대한민국 정신보건 환경에 미흡한 부분을 돌아보게 된다.

[1] Wednesday’s brutal arson and murders in Jinju, South Gyeongsang Province, which left five people dead and 15 others injured, put the spotlight on the glaring shortcomings in the country’s mental health care system.

*brutal: 잔혹한
*glaring: (좋지 않은 것이) 확연한, 두드러진
*shortcoming: 결점, 단점

[2] The total budget designated for mental health this year stands at 171.3 billion won ($150.1 million), accounting for 1.5 percent of the government budget for public health, data from the Ministry of Health and Welfare showed Monday.

*designated: 배정되다
*account for: ~을 차지하다

[3] The portion of the budget spent on mental health treatment falls far below the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development average of 5 percent.

*portion: 규모

[4] Showing a shortage in manpower, the number of workers at 243 mental health care centers nationwide tallied 2,524 people, while the number of patients registered as in need of special care stood at 61,220 people, ministry data showed.

*shortage: 부족
*manpower: 인력


2.Rethinking amputee status, prosthetics market in Korea

기사요약: 코리아헤럴드는 지난 20일 장애인의 날을 보내며 국내 사지절단 장애인들의 사회경제적 위치와 의지보조기 시장을 돌아보는 인터뷰 기사를 보도했다.

[1] Why don’t we see amputees in professional fields of work in South Korea? Where do all the patients who have lost limbs in an accident, or to diabetes, disappear here? Kang Yeoun-seung, 52, a rehabilitation medicine and certified ortho-prostheticts doctor, has grappled with this issue for long.

*amputee: 사지절단 장애인
*limb: 수족
*rehabilitatino medicine: 재활의학
*certified: 공인된
*grapple: 싸우다, 겨루다

[2] According to the Ministry of Welfare data, the number of people with physical disabilities in Korea was over 1.2 million as of December. Those with visual or hearing impairment, brain lesions or cardiac disability, collectively came up to more than 800,000. This means at least 2 million Koreans require ortho-prosthesis, but truth be told, they are rarely seen on the streets here.

*physical disability: 신체장애
*visual or hearing impairment: 시청각 장애
*ortho-prosthesis: 의지보조기

[3] Prosthetics are mechanical body parts that can replace missing organs. Orthotics are assistance devices such as canes, casts or wheelchairs for patients who have weakened bone and muscles, cerebral palsy, spinal damage or a congenital condition in the central nervous system.

*replace: 대체하다
*organ: 장기
*cerebral palsy: 뇌병변
*congenital: 선천적인
*central nervous system: 중추신경계

[4] “Patients are counted if they have visited a hospital at least once. They’re in the better environment. As a doctor I know there are many more in this country who suffer disabilities but are not in the officially registered,” Kang said in an interview with The Korea Herald.

*registered: 등록되다

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