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Quelle place pour l'homéopathie en soins palliatifs à l'hôpital ?

Abstract : Background: Homoeopathy, personalised medicine, is the first non conventional medicine for general population and oncology care patients. The aims of the study are twofold: firstly to analyze how hospital doctors assess homoeopathy and then to evaluate the interest for the EMSP (hospital's mobile palliative care team) to propose homoeopathy care at the CHU de Grenoble (Grenoble University Hospital Centre). Method: Quality study based on semi-structured individual interviews by hospital doctors. Findings: 19 doctors were interviewed. The questioned doctors have an empirical knowledge of the homoeopathy. The lack of study and scientific support in the understanding of the homeopathic principles are a brake for the majority of the doctors. The majority are not convinced by its efficiency without being closed to superiority in the placebo. Most of them are favourable to introduce homoeopathy at the hospital in conjunction with conventional medicine, mainly as a placebo free from harmful side effects. Conclusion: For the majority of participants, homoeopathy has a positive benefit-risk balance for end-of-life patients. Its efficiency remains to be evaluated through a well carried out study taking into account personalization of the medicine.
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Luce Bergeret. Quelle place pour l'homéopathie en soins palliatifs à l'hôpital ?. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2014. ⟨dumas-00983053⟩



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