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Représentations des remèdes familiaux par les médecins généralistes d’Isère, Savoie et Haute-Savoie

Abstract : Context: ln a context of defiance towards conventional medicine and patients' aspirations for a return to natural care, home remedies (HR) experience growing interest. Their definition is problematic in scientific literature. General practionners (GPs) often face their patients' use of HR and sometimes recommend them, but they do not feel qualified enough in this field. Patients demand a more open dialogue about HR. Objective: Explore the representations of home remedies by general practionners of lsere, Savoie and Haute-Savoie. Method: Qualitative study conducted by 2 investigators that carried out 8 semi-structured interviews of GPs of the Alpine arc. Verbal data have been recorded, transcripted, analysed and triangulated using the grounded theory method. Results: HR were seen as a primary health care coming from a popular ancestral tradition. Their cultural and non-scientific origin, passed down through oral transmission, constituted a professional challlenge for GPs. They thought that recommending HR wasn't what society expected from them. This practice required self-confidence and experience. But they could recommend them according to positive related experiences, as part of a patient-centred medicine. The care relationship around HR was described as more egalitarian. HR provided autonomy to patients. GPs argued that using HR had an impact on public health, by decreasing drugs' and medical consultations' consumption. Conclusion: HR appear to be a definite asset for our society according to interviewed GPs, and take place in their everyday work. Society and institutions could tend to benefit more from them.
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Camille Guyard, Jade Vogt. Représentations des remèdes familiaux par les médecins généralistes d’Isère, Savoie et Haute-Savoie. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2019. ⟨dumas-02416116⟩



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