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Quels sens des personnes donnent à leurs itinéraires particuliers intégrant soins non conventionnels et recours au médecin traitant ?

Abstract : Resort to alternative health care has become common in the health system. According to the WHO, 75 % of french people have had recourse to a complementary and alternative medecine at least once in their life. Many have recourse to it but few tell their physicians.This study is about the meanings people give to alternative health care and their family doctor within their health itinerary. A qualitative reasearch method based on interviews was used. The verbatims were transcripted and analysed by the two researchers. They coded individually then categorized and linked the data together, using anchored therorisation, according to Paillé. Sixteen interviews were made before data saturation point. Meanings people give to their health wanderings correspond here to orientations, significations and empiric perceptions. Efficacity and relations of quality seem to be aimed in recourses. Choices seem based on experiences and beliefs about the qualities of differents kinds of medicines, experiences and beliefs influencing one another. Relational and sociocultural influences also contribute to give an orientation and a signification to different recourses. What people research in alternative care are often what they lack with the physicians. Holistic approach, openmindness in listening and dialogue and less medication are specially wanted. In conclusion, people seem to organise their health itineraries in various ways and subjectively but ask for cooperation and dialogue between conventional and alternative medicines to make the health system evolve.
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Lucie Jonik, Tanguy Veret. Quels sens des personnes donnent à leurs itinéraires particuliers intégrant soins non conventionnels et recours au médecin traitant ?. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2014. ⟨dumas-00989058⟩

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