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Factors with an Impact on the Perception of the Value of Health and Disease in the Romanian Cultural and Socioeconomic Context

Author(s): Rodica GRAMMA | Andrada PARVU | Angela ENACHE | Gabriel ROMAN | Silvia DUMITRAS | Beatrice IOAN

Journal: Postmodern Openings
ISSN 2068-0236

Volume: 4;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 117;
Date: 2013;
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Keywords: health perception | individual responsability for health | social responsability | determinants of morbidity

Morbid states are determined by complex factors acting in a synergistic system. Thus, population health is an integrated indicator of social development of a country, reflecting the socio-economic and moral welfare of the people, living conditions and consumption of health services, as well as the level of adequate education about risk factors and healthy behaviors. For these reasons, we decided to analyze the role of the person and of the health system for public health prosperity, given the responsibility assumed by each party, highlighting the specific cultural context of Romania. Based on the results of a qualitative study conducted on two groups of patients in the terminal stages of the disease in the general and in Rroma populations, some frequent perceptions of their own health and the role of the health system have been described.
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