• Brigita Cseriova
  • Zofia Konieczna
4. term, Tourism, Master (Master Programme)
The idea of traveling abroad in order to obtain a medical treatment is seen as a growing phenomenon all over the world. Aspects such as: lower costs, shorter waiting time and legal issues are seen as the prime motives for the development of medical tourism. Issues of trust and distrust play a significant role in the decision-making process of a medical traveler. Trust and distrust is seen as a personal state of mind and thus highly emotional. It is often unrecognized due to its subconscious nature that is frequently linked to intuition. Hence, this project focuses on analyzing and exploring the generators of trust and distrust in the field of medical tourism. This paper discusses general trust, previous medical experiences, communication, family & friends’ recommendation and doctors’ attitude as the main generators of trust and distrust in relation to medical tourism.
Publication date30 May 2012
Number of pages165
Publishing institutionAAU
ID: 63443785