The views about autonomy in medical treatment of people with HIV infection (who had acquired it via the injection of drugs) and their professional carers were investigated using a standardized self-report instrument.
Forty-two patients and 61 staff were entered in the study.
Patients and staff reported strong endorsement of patient autonomy, but there were important differences between groups.
Staff as a group reported higher preference for patients'involvement in decision-making than the patients themselves, while the opposite was true for information-seeking, where patients wanted more information than staff had anticipated.
The practical implications of the findings are discussed.
Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Virose, Infection, Besoin utilisateur, Service santé, Traitement, Autonomie, Recherche information, Attitude, Personnel sanitaire, Homme, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, User need, Health service, Treatment, Autonomy, Information retrieval, Attitude, Health staff, Human, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0321129
Code Inist : 002B30A03A. Création : 27/11/1998.