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Quelles sont les raisons du recours aux guérisseurs en Bretagne ?

Abstract : Abstract : What are the reasons for using traditional healers in Brittany? Introduction : The use of Complementary and Alternative Medicines (CAM) is raising in France. Particularly, the use of traditional healers, magnetizers and related is still relevant. Methods : A qualitative study was conducted. 14 semi-structured interviews were realized in Britany in departments 35 and 22. A thematic analysis of data with double coding has been conducted. Results : Conventional medicine's repulsive factors lead to the use of healers : the inability to treat chronic, psychosomatic and functional disorders as well as the lack of medical ethics or mistrust of medications. Another appeal factor is attraction to healers and CAM generally speaking. The will of an alternative medicine to conventional medicine with a different therapeutic, philosophical approach. The personality of the healer, as well as the specificity of his practice and his versatility makes him attractive. Discussion : Integrative medicine combining CAM and conventional medicine could improve the care of patients. It would be useful for the medical student to receive critical training about CAM.
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Guillaume Couetil. Quelles sont les raisons du recours aux guérisseurs en Bretagne ?. Sciences du Vivant [q-bio]. 2018. ⟨dumas-02145892⟩



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