Role of the district physician in shaping the opinions of young and experienced professionals

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14515/monitoring.2020.2.764

Keywords:

role conflicts in medicine, doctor — patient relationship, professional role of district physician, medico-social research

Abstract

The article explores social transformations of the district physician’s role in modern social and historical context. Having studied the specifics of the physician-patient relationships the authors propose a range of social expectations regarding healthcare professionals. Along with organizational changes affecting the activities of healthcare specialists, certain functions and roles of healthcare professionals are also evolving. Revolutionary transformation of social and cultural settings in the modern society is another factor influencing the physician’s role. The given circumstances shape certain role conflicts of a physician and have an impact on the way how the professional identities (self-identities) are constructed, thereby transforming professional roles as parts of those identities.

Conflict of interest. The authors state that there is no conflict of interest.

Author Biographies

Andrey V. Reshetnikov, I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (Sechenov University)

  • I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (Sechenov University)  Moscow, Russia
    • Academician of Russian Academy of Sciences, Dr. Sci. (Sociology), Dr. Sci. (Medicine), Professor; Director of  Institute of Social Sciences

Shogik G. Aivazyan, Rostov State Medical University

  •  Rostov State Medical University, Rostov-on-Don, Russia

    • Assistant to Department of Public Health and Healthcare No. 1 with Medicine History Course

Nadezhda V. Prisyazhnaya, I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (Sechenov University)

  • I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (Sechenov University), Moscow, Russia
    • Cand. Sci. (Soc.), Deputy Director for Scientific Work, Institute of Social Sciences

Published

2020-03-24

Issue

Section

SOCIOLOGY OF HEALHT