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Comparative Analysis of the Social Concepts Role in Adapting to the Situation of Severe Disabling Somatic Disease

Orlova Mariya Mikhailovna, Saratov State University

Perceptions of health and illness are basic to human consciousness, as in health situation and in situation of the disease. Identifying specificity concepts of healthy and sick person in a situation of severe stigmatizing disease is to aid understanding and clarify the mechanism of selecting adaptation strategies. The study found that for patients with tuberculosis express ideas about health related to health as the lost value. Representation of the sick are in the nature of adaptation to change their social role, which emphasizes the dissatisfaction with themselves, trying to find excuses to their position among other people, the fear of negative perspectives and attempts to resolve the crisis of identity. The article analyzes adaptive strategies of patients with pulmonary tuberculosis in terms of the author's «disease situation» concept. The identified strategies are considered as an aspect of the subjective element of the «disease situation». The results can be used in rehabilitation practice.

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