OPACITY, RESISTANCE AND OPENNESS IN THE HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE SYSTEM IN ROMANIA

Daniela-Tatiana ŞOITU, Sergiu BORTOŞ, Mihaela AVRAM

Abstract


Recent history of Romania implied the transition from a centralized state to a state in which the citizen has an active role; He is involved and responsible for his state of health and living standards. The article analyzes the evolution of health and social protection systems in Romania in the last 25 years. The general research question follows the factors that have influenced and continue to contribute to the reaction of the two systems to the opportunities for social innovation. The data are collected through interviews with 17 people: specialists, volunteers and beneficiaries of health and social protection services for the elderly; They are complemented by a secondary analysis of official statistics data. The results highlight changes, opportunities, but also opacities, resistances and barriers in several subsystems: legislative, strategic, the human resource, the level of participation of the beneficiary and the community. The attempt to find the best reform in health and social protection implied different paths, with the integrative approach taking small steps in recent years. In-depth studies can continue this exploratory research.

Keywords


social change, social participation, empowerment, social innovation, users of social and care services

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