Optimism, pessimism and treatment

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 Hope to get well - 
 half recovery. 
 M. F. Voltaire

Essentially, this Chapter is an organic continuation of the previous.
Once in Russia's history was called the "sorrowful sheets". Hospitalization in all cases were associated with sadness, grief.
Indeed, one can clearly realize that the hospital is inevitable, necessary, that it will bring healing or relief, and yet she reminds you that you are not right, that you do not have time or fail to do something that has lost or will lose (even at a time!) some of the joys of life. So so badly and is the problem of minimizing of that obviously negative, which carries with it the very being of man in the hospital.
Until comparatively recently, much has been said about the necessity of introduction in medical institutions of the so-called protective regime. At the present time reminding of that period only by chance surviving signs "Speak softly!"
Thirty years ago, as noted above, the doctrine of academician I. P. Pavlov was used where it is necessary and where it is not necessary. Then oversimplification was gone, and there appeared another extreme: the value that carry the ideas about the role of the nervous system in the life of the body, the effects of the environment, quietly began to be forgotten. In those years the name of Pavlov was ordered to speak about hospitals in a whisper, to wear silent shoes and painted walls in light colours. Now you can rattle doors and loud to talk to one another from one end of the corridor to another. The doctrine of the nervism does not need idolized, but should still without sound effects often reminisce about the peace and comfort the sick?
In the struggle for health and longevity famous Roman physician Galen on the first plan has advanced the ability to control their passions. In hospitals it is more important to get the patient to think less about his illness, to make believe in its safe return. Ultimately the same treatment.
Medical staff can have our sympathy and affection among patients, but any physician must first see the sick person seeking assistance. F. R. Morimoto (1955) described the following experiment. In one of the wards for chronic patients, all of them have been prescribed the same purpose. However, nurses twice as often turned to the patients that they liked, and conducted with them almost 6 times longer. True, it comes to foreign experiment, but the conclusions from it and unpleasant, and instructive.
The important question of recreation, leisure and entertainments patients.
Should not be abused in a hospital setting performances on medical topics. About diseases and drugs remind own condition, air and diet, groans and procedures. Whether or not yet talked about diseases?
It seems that rights of famous organizer of the Soviet health care, A. Safonov, when argues that the patient needs more individual information, taking into account its peculiarities and specific questions.
If and to organize lectures, lecturers should somehow be prepared taking into account the specifics of psychology sick people. In the medical press reported that in one of the sanatoriums lecturer-biologist used all his eloquence to prove patients that maladjusted individuals die earlier and faster. Many at this time was counted as they were left to live ... Fun is not only and not necessarily lectures. During the war for the wounded were concerts. The beneficial effect of their influence on the psyche and the condition of patients is obvious.
Corresponding should be and selection of films (where they show) in hospitals, sanatoriums. I know of cases when after watching some movies and television programs patients ask validol or not sleeping at night. In Kislovodsk once drew the attention of two neighbouring number of announcement: the day - lecture "take care of the heart", in the evening - the Italian film "Confession of the Commissioner of police to the Prosecutor of the Republic". The movie is good, but heavy, my neighbor during the session had an attack of angina.