The culture of modern domestic society is such that the attitude towards both the disabled and people with infectious diseases is quite specific. Specificity in its appraisal, in a negative assessment and accusation of a sick person. This is a country where you can't just get sick. The disease is most often condemned.
This is especially true for diseases that can be transmitted through non-sterile medical instruments or through sexual contact. The story of a surgeon who contracted HIV during an emergency operation has long been circulated in society. This person, as well as many others who contracted HIV infection or hepatitis during a blood transfusion, seem to be left out of life. They seem to have to prove to others or to themselves all their lives that they are not to blame for anything.
What can happen?
You can not use drugs, be married and not change sexual partners, not get tattoos and go to a paid clinic to treat your teeth. But then, if you need a blood transfusion (no one has canceled car accidents and injuries), you can get hepatitis C virus. Hepatitis C can be cured, you can buy an effective medicine, you can be examined and completely get rid of the diagnosis. But the record will forever remain in the medical record. And well, if only the entry is inside the card, and not the red mark on the cover.
This is a feature of national health care. Here, informing all doctors about the possibility of contracting hepatitis is much more important than maintaining medical secrecy. Here the moral assessment of the patient is more important than the motivation to cure him. These are real stories, when «HIV» was written in large red letters on the dispensary book of a pregnant woman. ocenochnaja-funkcija-otechestvennogo-zdravoohranenija-ili-otchego-tak-neprosto-ljudjam-s-infekcionnymi-virusnymi-zabolevanijami-b24d590.jpg” alt=”Evaluation function of domestic health care or why it is so difficult for people with infectious viral diseases” width=” 600″ height=”600″ />
If such measures are dictated by the need to observe special sterility, then it looks very strange. As if in other cases, the doctor does not need to be careful about the use of sterile gloves, sterilization of instruments and compliance with other requirements. As if a sterile instrument could have different degrees of sterility, depending on the diseases of the patients.
Why do some people not go to the doctor?
How many people do not go to the doctor, just afraid of condemnation and criticism from people in white coats. And it often begins in childhood, when the child’s mother is to blame for his allergies, for not watching and the child was injured or that she somehow dressed wrong. The task of doctors — treat. They do not have the right and their duties do not include a moral assessment of the lives of patients. Apparently, doctors are saving themselves from burnout in this way.
What about other people who are not related to the healthcare system, but are always happy to blame, condemn and criticize sick people? Apparently, it is easier and safer to look for the guilty and find them than to constantly remember that anyone can get sick. That no one is immune from the hepatitis virus, HIV infection and many other diseases. It is impossible to protect yourself from blood transfusions or unscrupulous sterilization of medical instruments. It's scary to remember this. It's easier to blame. Alas.