Saratov JOURNAL of Medical and Scientific Research

Medical and organizational issues of patients' preoperative fears management (analytical review)

Year: 2018, volume 14 Issue: №4 Pages: 686-690
Heading: Sociology of Medicine Article type: Review
Authors: Fedonnikov A.S., Katkova A.V., Andriyanova E.A.
Organization: Saratov State Medical University

 The article deals with the problem of preoperative patient fears. Specific characteristics of preoperative fears and the mechanisms of their occurrence were described. According to the scientific literature analysis the typology of preoperative fears was performed. Within the framework of the author's approach the directions of the following theoretic understanding and practical solutions of indicated problem were presented. They included health managers focusing on interpersonal communication of patient and medical specialist; further analysis of factor influencing interpersonal communication of patient and medical specialist under disease condition requiring surgery; development of psychologically based medical care and postoperative rehabilitation quality indicators.

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