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Synthèse de la littérature sur les réponses à apporter en tant que médecin à une demande de soins venant d'un de ses proches

Abstract : Introduction: Every physician is faced with demands for care from his family and friends and is brought to answer these, sometimes uneasily. What are the solutions proposed in the literature to respond to such a request? The purpose of this study was to synthesize solutions, in order to limit the difficulties. Method: A literature review was conducted with the following keywords : treat relatives, general practitioner, Physician-patient relations, doctor of his family. A triangulation of research was then done. The selection criteria were articles or books, in French or English, without any release date limit. Results: 29 documents were selected. Several individual factors, his conception of the role of being a doctor and parent, the expectations of his family and colleagues influenced the physician's decision. If the doctor accepted the request, he needed to establish rules for appropriate care in order to avoid damaging the preexistent emotional relationship. It seemed necessary for doctors to explain their position to their family, to do a formal consultation as with any other patients and to be sure to keep a private life without request. It was sometimes better to play the role of adviser or guide. Discussion: A dogmatic position is not possible because many factors influence the decision. A previous reflection seems to allow physicians to determine their own behavior and to live more easily with their decisions. It would be interesting to determine whether physicians aware of this issue are actually less faced with this difficulty.
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Marion Beguin. Synthèse de la littérature sur les réponses à apporter en tant que médecin à une demande de soins venant d'un de ses proches. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2013. ⟨dumas-00915086⟩



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