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Facteurs ayant motivé les médecins généralistes bretons à se former à l’homéopathie

Abstract : Homeopathy, based on the Law of Similars and potentisation, is a developing practice in spite of an unproven effectiveness. The objective of this study was to determine the factors motivating the general practitioners in Bretagne to learn homeopathy. Method : A qualitative study using semi-structured interviews was carried out. Homeopathic physicians were recruited. The interviews were conducted at the participants' cabinets, audio recorded, verbatim transcribed and manually analysed. Results : Nine interviews were exemined and a thematic coding with five main categories was achieved. Participants talked about their personal lives. Some had experiences of homeopathy in childhood or had health issues. Their personality was mentioned as a possible factor. Some physicians were disappointed by their medical studies, relationally or pedagogically speaking. Several participants spoke of a unfulfillement in general medicine. The lack of therapeutic tools, the feeling of routine and burnout were evoked. Some physcians spoked about the paternalism of doctors. This sample is looking for a more preventive and effective medicine, without side effect. They wanted to practice a global medicine, focused on the relational and fixed in a philosophy. Physicians were influenced by their personal surroundings and their patients, but not much by their coworkers. Conclusion : The factors that have contributed physicians to learn homeopathy are diversified. Improvements in medical studies are being developed. Better communication between general practitioners and homeopaths seems desirable, to develop a more comprehensive medicine.
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Maëlle Yannou. Facteurs ayant motivé les médecins généralistes bretons à se former à l’homéopathie. Sciences du Vivant [q-bio]. 2017. ⟨dumas-01634440⟩

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