Problem

Refusal of drug treatment

Other Names:
Failure to take prescribed medical treatment
Nature:
People refuse to take prescribed medical drugs for many reasons; laziness, failure to understand the consequences of not taking the drugs and belief that the consequences of recovery from the illness are worse than the consequences of the illness.
Incidence:
Russian prisoners refuse to take drugs for tuberculosis because they fear that if they recover, they would be sent to a labour camp, which would be even worse than the squalid prisons they live in.
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
Date of last update
07.06.1999 – 00:00 CEST