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Limitations de la conduite automobile chez les personnes âgées : connaissances, pratiques et attentes des médecins traitants

Abstract : Introduction: general practitioners are important to screen for driving limitations, particularly among the senior. However, there is only a few feedback from them, which can create difficulties for them and their patients. We wondered about their representations, knowledge and practices with the older people driving, in order to understand their expectations. Material and Method: we made a qualitative study by semi-structured interviews with 14 general practitioners of the department of Doubs and Jura. Results: while half of the doctors questioned perceived senior drivers as potentially dangerous, all agreed that they had a role to play, but none considered themselves sufficiently effective. Practices were very different, due to a lack of knowledge and training for many, but the majority wished to be able to derogate form medical secrecy in the event of a situation deemed to be at risk. Systematic and compulsory screening for driving incapacity seemed to many of the doctors to be a solution for preserving the doctor-patient relationship, even if limits are already appearing and have led to many suggestions. Conclusion: most of the doctors interviewed were uncomfortable with the current legislation and would be in favor of systematic screening for driving incapacity for seniors. It would be interesting to be able to assess whether the accidentology of seniors in Europe is influenced by the practice of this type of screening, in order to contribute to reflection on a subject that divides doctors and governments.
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Florian Morales. Limitations de la conduite automobile chez les personnes âgées : connaissances, pratiques et attentes des médecins traitants. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2020. ⟨dumas-03113283⟩



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