Consommation des plantes médicinales par les patients suivis en cabinet de médecine générale à La Réunion : expériences, représentations et ressentis des patients dans le cadre de la communication médecin-patient

Abstract : Introduction: in Reunion, the use of medicinal plants is a traditional practice. Studies show that patients are uncomfortable talking about this use with their doctor. However, this self-medication can cause adverse reactions and serious interactions. The purpose of this study was to explore the experiences, representations and feelings of patients within the physician-patient communication. Method: qualitative study by individual semi-directed interviews, face to face with Reunionese consulting their general practitionner. Data analysis were carried out using the principle of grounded theory. Results: eleven Reunionese were interviewed between May and August 2018. The semantic, social and cultural barriers with the doctor, the lack of interest in dialogue on this subject and the cleavage between traditional medicine and modern medicine were barriers to communication. The physician's lack of availability, knowledge and interest in medicinal plants, as well as disappointing previous communication experiences, did not encourage patients to discuss their self-medication. Conversely, the physician's listening skills, open-mindedness and knowledge of plants facilitated communication. Conclusion: the experiences and representations of patients about the use of plants, about their doctor and the feeling during the consultation were factors influencing the communication with the general practitioner. It seems important to encourage the exchange which seems to be the basis of a balanced and effective doctor-patient relationship.
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Marine Boissière. Consommation des plantes médicinales par les patients suivis en cabinet de médecine générale à La Réunion : expériences, représentations et ressentis des patients dans le cadre de la communication médecin-patient. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2018. ⟨dumas-02052911⟩

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