Year of publication: 2015
    Source: Show
    Pages: 192-211
    DOI Address:
    PDF: hso/8/hso811.pdf

    The paper discusses the research activities of Professor Rudolf Kimla (1866-1950) in the context of the cooperation between Slavic nations (notably as a PAU member during a 1933 medical congress in Poznań).

  • Application of swot-analysis for evaluating the public administration of the healthcare system in Ukraine

    Author: Nataliia Kryzyna
    Institution: National Academy of Public Administration under the President of Ukraine
    Author: Olha Kovalenko
    Institution: Kyiv Medical University
    Year of publication: 2020
    Source: Show
    Pages: 11-28
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    PDF: rop/12/rop1201.pdf

    The health care system is an important vector of effective management in the current conditions of the Ukrainian health care system. The article deals with the analysis of the main factors influencing which is the development of effective interaction between public administration and the health care system of Ukraine. In the article we analyzed activity by a qualitative method of SWOT-analysis.

  • Antonine Plague, Black Death and Smallpox Epidemic versus COVID-19. How Did Humankind Cope with the Grapple Against the Biggest Epidemics, and What Does it Look Like Today?

    Author: Agnieszka Banaś
    Institution: University of Opole
    Year of publication: 2021
    Source: Show
    Pages: 82-98
    DOI Address:
    PDF: so/20/so2006.pdf

    This article is devoted to the problems that prevail in times from antiquity to the present day. The specter of an epidemic, known to humankind since the dawn of time, was a negative phenomenon, destabilizing contemporary life and having a significant impact on biological, social, economic and cultural aspects. It was impossible to protect against the epidemic – until the 19th century, medicine did much more damage than we might imagine. Doctors were powerless against diseases, they healed as much as they could, unable to overcome the specter of the coming plague. Is not that also the case today? COVID-19 is not much different from the “epidemics” that hit our country in previous centuries. Both in the past and today, there is no cure for the disease that prevails today, only to treat its external symptoms. The juxtaposition of some of the largest in the history of the world right now, and comparing them to the COVID-19 raging since autumn 2019 shows us that with the medicine of that time, we are not threatened with such depopulation of the world as it used to be... to our heritage, look at the works on the plagues to learn from them for the future. The article cites historical and literary sources, as well as older or newer studies, showing how much evil epidemics once caused, how people tried to protect against them, and if the threat appeared in their area, how it was fought.

  • Medycyna i jej metafory. O roli metafor w komunikacji lekarz–pacjent

    Author: Jan Domaradzki
    Institution: Uniwersytet Medyczny im. Karola Marcinkowskiego w Poznaniu
    Year of publication: 2015
    Source: Show
    Pages: 27-46
    DOI Address:
    PDF: kie/109/kie10902.pdf

    Metaphors are vital for medical practice and experience of illness. They enable negotiation of shared semantic space between physician’s and patient’s thought and language. For patients metaphors brighten difficult and abstract medical terminology regarding diagnosis, course of illness and therapy. They help attach shared meanings to body, health and illness. Metaphors also enable construction of the idea of what illness actually is, and thus they help in dealing with illness’ experience. It is due to the fact that metaphors enable expression of thoughts and feeling that are difficult to articulate: pain, suffering and fear of death. On the other hand, making use of metaphors may lead to misunderstanding and misinterpretation of reality. They may be a source of confusion, stereotypes and social exclusion. All in all, medical education should stress that medicine is not only a technē but also an art of interpretation in which metaphors are of key importance. Thus, this paper aims to describe main metaphors present in medical discourse: military metaphor, detective, terror, mechanic, (bio) informative, (bio)chemist, puzzle and riddle, economic, sport, ecologic, automobile, journey and dirt. I also describe some of metaphors present in genetic discourse: DNA as a text, code, information just as sacral and cartographic metaphors. My main thesis suggests, in opposition to Susan Sontag, that metaphors are vital to our understanding of illness and are essential for doctor - patient communication.

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