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Main arrow Archive of previous Issues arrow ¹3 2018 (61) arrow STAGES OF LIFE SITUATION OF CANCER PATIENTS: MEDICAL AND SOCIAL ANALYSIS
STAGES OF LIFE SITUATION OF CANCER PATIENTS: MEDICAL AND SOCIAL ANALYSIS Print
Tuesday, 10 July 2018

DOI: 10.21045/2071-5021-2018-61-3-2

Chizhova V.M., Gavrilova I.S., Tokina V.A.
Volgograd state medical university of the ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation, Volgograd, Russia.

Contacts: Tokina Valeria Alekseyevna, Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Information about authors:
Chizhova V.M., https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4661-1187
Gavrilova I.S., https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4175-5499
Tokina V.A., https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2968-4875
Acknowledgments. The study had no sponsorship.
Conflict of interests. The authors declare no conflict of interest.

Abstract. The study analyzed stages of life situation of cancer patients within the concept of medical sociology. It was proved that cancer in the current Russian society represent a difficult life situation demanding, among other things, engagement of social workers for solutions.

The study purpose: to define major problems specific to each life stage of cancer patients and identify professional tasks to be fulfilled by a social worker in medical and social case management.

Methods: narrative method of life situations presented at the internet forums for cancer patients such as “Rak pobedim (We’ll kill cancer)”, “Bor’ba za zhizn (Fight for life)”, etc.

Results. Life situation is a segment of the patient and their family and friends social life that is taking place within time and space and considering the unity of interrelations (external circumstances and internal reaction of the subject to them).

The main stages of life situation of cancer patients include diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation.

Discussion. Rehabilitation stage is important for both health recovery and prevention of backsets as well as patient’s return to active and productive life.

Conclusions. Functions of the social worker would be different at all stages of life situation of cancer patients due to changing needs of the patient and their family and friends.

Keywords: cancer; life situation; event of life situation; stages of life situation; agents of difficult life situation; social worker.

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