Saratov JOURNAL of Medical and Scientific Research

Petrov G.S.

Saratov State Medical University n.a. V. I. Razumovsky Department of Health Organization and Public Health (with the Courses of Law and History of Medicine); Post-graduate

Evolution of the study of organ donation problems: from religious canons to sociological analysis (review)

Year: 2019, volume 15 Issue: №4 Pages: 931-933
Heading: Sociology of Medicine Article type: Review
Authors: Petrov G.S., Krom I.L., Yerugina M.V., Kovalenko E.M.
Organization: Saratov State Medical University
Summary:

The review was based on the materials of 21 titles of scientific works in information systems databases PubMed and electronic library. The process of evolution of the analysis of problems related on transplantation of human organs is carried out from a religious basis to an ethical and legal, and later on, sociological. According to the authors, the leading role in global understanding of the organ donation problems in world science belongs to sociology and its directions. In this regard, the involvement of sociologists to participate in the promotion of posthumous donation in Russia should be an important step towards the creation of a national organ transplantation programs.

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Interdisciplinary conceptualization of palliative care for patients with chronic kidney diseases

Year: 2016, volume 12 Issue: №3 Pages: 412-414
Heading: Sociology of Medicine Article type: Author's opinion
Authors: Petrov G.S., Krom I.L., Yerugina N.N.
Organization: Saratov State Medical University
Summary:

The article presents the author's analysis of modern interpretations of palliative care. Transformation of palliative care conceptualization during the last decade has led to the appearance of a palliative approach to treatment of patients with chronic diseases; quality feature of this approach is possibility to render a palliative care along with treatment of underlying disease and syndrome treatment of a patient. The authors note that due to increasing number of patients requiring renal replacement therapy, organization of palliative care is relevant in the group of patients with chronic kidney diseases. According to the authors' viewpoint, palliative approach to aging and fast-growing cohort of dialysis patients, many of which are in the period of living out, suggests implementation of individual program of dialysis therapy, in domestic literature there are only a few works devoted to palliative approach to patients with terminal chronic renal failure that suggests prospects of research in this direction.

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