Saratov JOURNAL of Medical and Scientific Research

Sociology of Medicine

Application of financial motivation factors for organ donors: foreign experience and Russian attitude

Year: 2018, volume 14 Issue: №3 Pages: 448-450
Heading: Sociology of Medicine Article type: Author's opinion
Authors: Romanov S.V.
Organization: Volga District Medical Center of FMBA
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The purpose of the article was to analyze the world practice of the means of financial motivation for organ donors as well as the attitude of Russians towards it. As the results have shown, means of financial stimulation are widely applied to living organ donors in the world. Such means are mainly illegal, most often targeting the most vulnerable social groups and current attempts to stop such practices are not successful. Among all nations, Iran is the only one country whose system of organ transplantation includes the idea of rewarding a living donor. Such practice has been supported by several specialists, some of them from the US. In the world, the ways of financial support of the families of posthumous donors also exist. Such practice has evoked controversial responses in Russia. In conclusion, it has been highlighted the necessity to conduct more informative works with different social groups with the aim to develop and support the principles of humanity and altruism of organ donation.

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Patients interviewing — an effective method of forming social competencies of medical students

Year: 2018, volume 14 Issue: №3 Pages: 445-447
Heading: Sociology of Medicine Article type: Original article
Authors: Skryabina E.N., Aleksandrova O.L., Korneva Yu.M., Pasechnaya N.V., Kats Z.V.
Organization: Saratov State Medical University
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The professionalism of a doctor is determined not only by scientific knowledge, but also by high moral qualities. Aim is the formation of the social competencies of the students of the medical university, concerning the personal qualities of the doctor. The authors used a self-developed questionnaire, which included questions relating to patients' characteristics (gender, level of education, disease origin and its duration) and to attending physician (work experience, theoretical and practical skills, moral qualities). Material and Methods. Questioning of 100 patients of the rheumatologi-cal department of the State Regional Hospital of Saratov was performed by students of the Saratov Medical University. Results. The survey showed that most patients considered the moral qualities of a doctor to be very important and they determined the successful treatment of patients. The ineffectiveness of treatment is largely due to loss of confidence in doctor. Conclusion. Questioning of patients allowed students to be convinced of the importance of formation of high moral qualities of a doctor as they help mutual understanding of a doctor and a patient, increase treatment efficiency.

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Risks of sexual relations in representations of students

Year: 2018, volume 14 Issue: №2 Pages: 297-301
Heading: Sociology of Medicine Article type: Original article
Authors: Chernyshkova E.V., Zaviyalov A.l., Tupikin D.V., Denishev R.R., Uzhakhov A.M., Uzhakhov T.M., Andriyanova E.A.
Organization: Saratov State Medical University
Summary:

.The goal of the workwasto determine on the basis of sociological research the representation of medical students about the possible risks of sexual relations. Materials and methods. The survey of 659 students of medical and pediatric faculties of Saratov State Medical University n.a. V. I. Razumovsky and Volgograd State Medical University. Results of the research demonstrate that the most significant risks of sexual relations considered by the students are sexually transmitted infections and unwanted pregnancy. However, despite a high level of awareness of probability of their occurrence less than a half of the students always use necessary remedies to avoid these risks, this fact allows to refer students to a group with an increased risk of STI and unwanted pregnancy. It is determined that self-treatment practice in regard to STI is not wild-spread among medical students due to the presence of deeper knowledge about reproduc- tive health. Conclusion. The analysis of author's research data and the works devoted to the problem of sexual relations risks among youth allows to state the imbalance between students' knowledge of sexual contacts risks and their real behavioral practices, and a significant decrease in the level of preventive work. Medical students can be considered as a resource for optimizing this type of work with students of high schools, colleges and other universities.

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Medical and ethical aspects of gene therapy

Year: 2017, volume 13 Issue: №4 Pages: 859-861
Heading: Sociology of Medicine Article type: Original article
Authors: Yupatov V.D., Yalieva L.K., Vorfolomeev S.A., Fakhrudinova E.R.
Organization: Saratov State Medical University
Summary:

The article is to review the main moral, ethical and legal issues of genomics. In connection with the rapid development of molecular biology, deciphering the structure of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) and breakthrough in gene editing, this topic is extremely relevant today. The author tries to answer the questions: 1) whether a person has the right to intervene into the natural mechanisms of existence of living organisms; 2) what is the role of genetic engineering and gene therapy in modern society?

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Inadequate motivation for maternity is the risk factor for a perinatal fetus pathology and a newborn

Year: 2017, volume 13 Issue: №4 Pages: 857-859
Heading: Sociology of Medicine Article type: Short message
Authors: Panina O.S., Privalova I.V., Chernenkov Yu.V., Pozgaleva N.V., Cherednikova E.N.
Organization: Saratov State Medical University
Summary:

One of the important social risk factors for the birth of a child with pathology in our time is tobacco smoking, with both mother and father. Goal: assess the formation of motivation for motherhood by questioning women with tobacco. Material and Methods. To carry out the research, we used the "Methods of Investigating Motives for Preserving Pregnancy" according to L. N. Rabovalyuk, N.A. Kravtsovoy; methodology "Motives for the conception of a child" by OA. Urusova. Results. When analyzing the results using the method "Motives for conceiving a child" (OA Urusova), in 45.7% of the women studied, an inadequate type of motivation for motherhood was revealed. An unconstructive motive is the high desire of the subject to have a being that will embody her unrealized dreams and plans. 54.3% of mothers, as the predominant type, have an adequate type of motivation for maternity. In addition, the motives for responsibility for the life of the child, the joy of motherhood, the awareness of the child's own values, the desire to have it for the sake of positive life goals and himself are revealed. Conclusion. Timely detection of inadequate motivation for motherhood and proper prioritization will reduce the percentage of pathological pregnancy, increase the birth rate of healthy newborns.

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Marginalization of health institute professional groups: societal approach

Year: 2017, volume 13 Issue: №4 Pages: 854-856
Heading: Sociology of Medicine Article type: Author's opinion
Authors: Krom I.L., Yerugina M.V., Kovalev Ye.P., Yeremina M.G., Vlasova M.V., Dolgova E.M., Bochkareva G.N.
Organization: Saratov State Medical University
Summary:

The process of institutionalization of healthcare, which is considered as one of the basic social institutions, is realized in qualitative changes in its structure. The authors note that changes in the social structure, the social differentiation increasing, crisis and dysfunctional processes in the healthcare institution in modern Russia have led to a change in status, social mobility descending and marginalization of the social and professional groups of the healthcare institute. In the authors' opinion the process of marginalization of the social and professional groups of the healthcare institute is explained by the «concept of status inconsistency» proposed by G. Lensky.

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Social self-esteem: theoretical and methodological approaches to research

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The perspective of the analysis of the phenomenon of the social well-being of patients with chronic diseases from the standpoint of the sociology of medicine is proved. Modern approaches to the study of social well-being within the framework of sociological and psychological approaches are singled out. The importance of studying the levels of social well-being (institutional and individual) is presented to explain the individual's chosen strategies of behavior in the disease situation. The vectors of operationalization of the category of social well-being within the sociology of medicine are indicated.

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Psychological predictors of reproductive attitudes among medical students

Year: 2017, volume 13 Issue: №3 Pages: 549-553
Heading: Sociology of Medicine Article type: Original article
Authors: Popkov V.M., Bugaeva I.O., Andriyanova Е.А., Aranovich I.Yu., Katkova A.V., Chernyshkova E.V., Aranovich L.M.
Organization: Scientific Research Institute of Traumatology Orthopedics and Neurosurgery of Saratov State Medical University n.a. V.I. Razumovsky
Summary:

The goal was to determine psychological predictors of reproductive attitudes among medical students. Material and Methods. The survey of 84 students (of the 3rd and the 5th year of medical faculty of Saratov State Medical University n.a. V. I. Razumovsky) was carried out using a combination of methods (questionnaire, testing) aimed to achieve the research goal. Results. Features of reproductive attitudes and reproductive intentions of students, as well as psychological characteristics of youth, such as personal maturity, belief in people and value orientations were studied. Psy- chological predictors of reproductive attitudes among medical students were determined. Conclusion. It was revealed that reproductive attitudes among students of the 5th year were higher than those of the 3rd year. There were gender differences in psychological predictors of reproductive attitudes among students. It was experimentally established that existence of faith in people, high level of personal maturity, high importance of personal values, altruistic values and values of acceptance of others had a positive impact on reproductive attitudes among young people. Based on the results of the study, recommendations were developed with the aim to improve reproductive attitudes and psychological readiness for parenting of medical students.

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An elderly person in the attitudes of medical students and medical residents: an ethical aspect

Year: 2017, volume 13 Issue: №2 Pages: 300-302
Heading: Sociology of Medicine Article type: Original article
Authors: Fakhrudinova E.R., Vashchenko I.S., Andriyanova E.A., Alenin P.N., Ermolaeva E.M.
Organization: Saratov State Medical University
Summary:

The objective of the study: to identify the attitudes towards elderly among the students and residents of SSMU n.a. V. I. Razumovsky. Material and Methods. Students of 3d and 6th courses and interns of 1st and 2d years (N=85) enrolled in the SSMU n.a. V. I. Razumovsky were involved in the research. The average age of respondents was 21 ±1.8 years. We used the technique of unfinished sentences, which allowed us to measure emotional load of the semantic field of the phenomenon of old age. Results. Among the respondents, most commonly old age is associated with responsibilities in the upbringing of grandchildren, wisdom and pension. The main reasons that hamper the interaction with the elderly respondents emphasized the conflict of older people and a decrease in cognitive functions. Conclusions. In the researched population there is mainly a positive image of old age. Medical students should be prepared to work with older people and a tolerant attitude to old age should be formed

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Interdisciplinary approach to the study of pharmaceutical care in the problem field of sociology of medicine

Year: 2017, volume 13 Issue: №2 Pages: 295-299
Heading: Sociology of Medicine Article type: Review
Authors: Smolina V.A., Novokreshchenova I.G.
Organization: Saratov State Medical University
Summary:

The review analyzes the modern studies of domestic and foreign authors dedicated to the definition of the category of pharmaceutical care and study of its role in maintaining the health of the population. Pharmaceutical care has social, cultural and historical conditionality and can be considered as one of the essential elements of the public health system. Formation of market relations in the Russian society contributed to significant changes in the population attitude to their health, the conversion of existing objective laws of functioning of public health (traditionally non-market sector), and the conditions of activities of medical organizations and specialists.

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