Repetition strain injury (RSI), a non-specific and controversial constellation of work-related hand, arm and neck symptoms, became epidemic in Australian industry in the early 1980s.
Fifty-two women who worked in a telecommunications organisation and a chicken processing factory and had been diagnosed as having RSI were interviewed about their perception and experiences of the illness.
Their accounts of the search for caring and treatment, including their encounter with health and medical practitioners, suggest that the need to be believed and to establish their integrity dominated their « pilgrimage ».
Mots-clés Pascal : Océanie, Relation médecin malade, Nociception, Traumatisme, Multiple, Exposition professionnelle, Industrie, Douleur, Chronique, Nociception, Attitude, Médecine travail, Homme, Australie, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Oceania, Physician patient relation, Nociception, Trauma, Multiple, Occupational exposure, Industry, Pain, Chronic, Nociception, Attitude, Occupational medicine, Human, Australia, Diseases of the osteoarticular system
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Cote : 91-0506799
Code Inist : 002A26N03. Création : 199406.