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Master Thesis

Signalement à la justice de viols conjugaux : le point de vue du médecin généraliste sur le bénéfice procuré au patient

Abstract : Introduction: in France, domestic rape represents an important part of domestic sexual violence. The Government took measures in 2020 to reverse these facts, in particular by allowing the health professional to report to the Public Prosecutor, including without the patient's consent. For the general practitioner, this provision creates a duality between the need to preserve the relationship of trust and that of reacting to an imminent danger. This study seeks to determine whether, from his point of view, this possibility of reporting is beneficial for the patient.
Methods: a qualitative study, based on a semi-structured interview, was carried out with general practitioners in Nord-Pas-de-Calais. 3 GP, with different profiles and places of practice, were interviewed. The interviews were transcribed, then analyzed in a cross-sectional manner.
Results: GP discover the existence of rape following an event, a question, an abnormal attitude, or following a systematic screening. As part of a multidisciplinary network essential to optimal support for their patients, they agree on having a listening and advisory role, giving the patient the necessary keys to make their own choices in conscience. They are reserved on the recognition of the hold and moral constraint defined in Law No. 2020-936. All are reluctant to apply it, deeming it dangerous for them and for the patient.
Conclusion: each GP has a different approach to the doctor-patient relationship, and estimates the benefit provided by this measure, on a case-by-case basis. Networking, consent, identification of warning signs, training, are essential keys for the practitioner to respond in the best way and in conscience to emergencies.
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Zacharie Sadek. Signalement à la justice de viols conjugaux : le point de vue du médecin généraliste sur le bénéfice procuré au patient. Ethique. 2021. ⟨dumas-03560684⟩



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