Specific features of 'minority' and 'majority' paths of patients
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In my paper I analysed the characteristics of the relationship between the 'minorities' (it is the special name of the Gypsies) and the 'majority' in the institutions of health service. These relationships often cause tensions and I tried to find explanations for them in the cultural differences. One of the most important results of the research is that the institutions of health service - mainly the hospitals - are fearful of the members of the 'minority' in two aspects. The sense of being threatened is an important part of 'minority' life, which has a strong effect on the integration of the community. The sense of being threatened is especially strong in hospitals that are dangerous places for the 'majority' too. The different customs and norms in these special situations often cause unsolvable problems for the nurses, doctors and for the members of the minority. A more thorough knowledge of different cultures could help to improve the possibility of healing in the health institutions.
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