Journal of Nursing Theory and Practice

AUGUST 30, 2020

[Beliefs and Misconceptions about Vaccination]


[Vaccination is one of the most effective public health interventions against infectious diseases, especially against vaccine-preventable paediatric diseases. However, there are parents either delaying or refusing recommended childhood vaccination due to the fear of a ‘link’ between vaccinations and autism or other diseases. Religious objection is often used as an excuse to avoid the vaccination. Opposition to vaccination dates back to the Victorian age. Since the 18th century, fear and controversy accompanied the introduction of every new vaccine. This has been compounded, in recent years, by a decreased trust in the vaccine manufacturing or distributing institutions. Although healthcare professionals are cited as the most influential source by parents and adult population on vaccine decision-making, mistrust of vaccinations is already occurs among health workers. It is important for health professionals to be well informed, to able to persuade parents and the targeted population to vaccine.]

Lege Artis Medicinae

JUNE 01, 2000

[ Relationship between suicidal ideation and health status among young women]


[Extreme cases of seeking medical attention are well known: some patients often and unnecessarily visit their doctor with even the slightest complaints, their symptoms are closely monitored and overestimated, while others are characterized by neglect of their health, lack of perception of symptoms, and their elimination. The perception and classification of bodily processes and symptoms, and within this, the self-assessment of health status are related to many factors: it is closely related to cognitive patterns, culture, personality traits, knowledge, current emotional states, and realistic illnesses.]

Lege Artis Medicinae

MARCH 01, 2000

[ Health Law, Patient Rights, and the Experience of Jehovah's Witnesses]


[According to Article 54 of the Constitution: “Every person in the Republic of Hungary is born he has the right to life and human dignity, from which no one shall be arbitrarily deprived. " Everyone has the right to the full enjoyment of the human dignity in the event of any illness or medical intervention. From the fundamental right of human dignity, the prohibition of all medical and health interventions that disregard the personality of the patient can be deduced.]

Lege Artis Medicinae

MARCH 01, 2000

[Books; Suffering, sympathy, solidarity]


[ Jos V. M. Welie’s book (In the face of Suffering. USA, Creighton University Press, 1998.) is about the applied field of bioethics, the philosophical-anthropological foundation of clinical ethics. The Dutch author, who lives in the United States, makes great use of his medical, legal and philosophical qualifications. Mainly the latter, with which it analyzes and sheds light on the philosophical background and context of clinical ethics. When analyzing basic bioethical concepts, he refers to and often quotes the works of Heidegger, Sartre, Camus, Marcel, Scheler, Mounier, Freud, and Hume, the thoughts of ancient philosophers, and from the work of contemporary bioethicists.]

Lege Artis Medicinae

APRIL 01, 2000

[Psychological relations and the feasibility of psychoterapy in irritable bowel syndrome]

TÚRY Ferenc, ÚJSZÁSZY László

[The authors overview the recent data on the psychiatric relations of irritable bowel syndrome. The characteristic personality factors (mostly depressive and anxiety traits) must be emphasized as well as comorbidity between certain psychiatric disorders and irritable bowel syndrome, with the role of sexual abuse and stress explained. From the field of psychotherapy, the effectiveness of the cognitive-behavioural methods is analyzed most commonly. Data are available supporting the advantages of other therapeutical methods, too. ]

Lege Artis Medicinae

FEBRUARY 01, 2000