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Психосоциални и медицински аспекти при проследяване на случай с Lues – норми, забрани и предразсъдъци
Psychosocial and Medical Aspects of a Case of Syphilis’ tracking – Norms, Prohibitions and Prejudice

Author(s): Milena Dimitrova, Rositsa Doynovska, Dancho Dilkov, Trayanka Grigorova, Galina Dimitrova
Subject(s): Philosophy, Social Sciences, Education, Psychology, Ethics / Practical Philosophy, Sociology, Vocational Education, Adult Education, Higher Education , Psychology of Self, Clinical psychology, Psychoanalysis, Health and medicine and law, Sociobiology, Inclusive Education / Inclusion
Published by: Национално издателство за образование и наука „Аз-буки“
Keywords: syphilis; prejudice; work cases

Summary/Abstract: Nowadays, syphilis is both a well-known and a forgotten disease, due to the rarer morbidity and higher effectiveness in the treatment of the infection. Despite that, it poses a challenge, one formed out of, on one hand, the work of the multidisciplinary team/APL, a nurse, an infectionist, a psychiatrist, a dermatologist, a psychologist/and, on the other hand, the prejudices and fears of the patient and his relatives. This is due to the fact that it is most commonly a blood-borne or sexually transmitted and can affect all organs in the human body, causing severe, lasting consequences - both physical and psychological in nature. The high variability of symptoms, the possibility of developing the disease in a wide time range after infection, the need for a complex approach to working with patients all lead to difficulties in the diagnosing and timely treatment of syphilis. This article examines in detail a clinical case of newly-diagnosed neurosyphilis – from the doctor's office to the difficult way out of it, trying to answer the question: Is it possible to have a happy ending in a rather strict, stigmatizing society.

  • Issue Year: 29/2020
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 199-212
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Bulgarian