SPIRITUAL-MORAL COMPASS OF HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS AND PATIENTS

Т. Г. Светличная (T.G. Svetlichnaya), Е. А. Смирнова (E.A. Smirnova), М. А. Сухоручко (M.A. Sukhoruchko)

Abstract


DOI 10.19163/2070-1586-2019-1(23)-30-35

The article outlines the results of the research aimed at complementarity of the value-based orientations of healthcare professionals and patients as conditions for shaping partnership relations in medicine. The received data allowed to ascertain the crucial similarity in the worldview beliefs of healthcare professional and patients. Most healthcare professionals (85.4%) and patients (71.7%) apperceive their belonging to the Orthodox ethics and recognise the need to preserve the traditional religious values in Russia (88.5% and 72.1% respectively). In practice, the application of rules of religious morale is admitted by only a negligible number of them – 9.7% of healthcare professionals and 19.5% of patients. The differences in the spiritual-moral compass are only contained in a varying breadth of principal life philosophy and moral values. The revealed unity of spiritual-moral compass of healthcare professionals and patients allows hoping for the successful formation of a new, collaborating model of ethical relations in medicine in the future.

Key words: spiritual-moral compass, ethical beliefs, partnership relations, healthcare professionals, patients


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