Health in the context of better quality of life of people with disabilities, Forum on Studies of Society (FSS) International Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities, Chieti Pescara
The article presents the results of a study of health services provided to people with disabilities in Veliko Tarnovo. The study was conducted between June and July 2015 and covered two focus groups - people with disabilities, users of social services and people with disabilities who are not users of such services. The article analyses the attitudes and the preferences of the respondents to the health services received; the access to primary, specialized medical care, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitation procedures; the satisfaction of the health care received; the right to choose and to participate in decision-making about their health, etc. The results show that the respondents with disabilities expect from the health system: better, timely and sustainable health services, corresponding to their individual needs; a wider package of diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitation procedures for preserving and improving health; respect, greater appreciation of personal dignity and the right of choice. They state necessity for financial security, support in the community, greater awareness of: the decision-making process by the expert medical committees in defining the degree of disability, their rights, the services and the documentation of the administrative state services.
health care, people with disabilities
Социални, стопански и правни науки
Social sciences, economic sciences and law