In the experience of the author, oral rehydration therapy has proven effective at home, in the ambulatory and in the institutional care setting.
A series of anecdotal reports on the successful use of oral rehydration on refugees, in famine and poverty, on medical students, prisoners, and the well-off people of western countries, is presented.
The essential principles of oral rehydration are identified and we show how these can be adapted to a particular health care setting.
A clear understanding of local attitudes and beliefs about diarrhoea is essential to professional health workers if they are to act as agents of change.
Mots-clés Pascal : Réhydratation, Diarrhée, Education sanitaire, Voie orale, Traitement, Pays en développement, Pays industrialisé, Appareil digestif pathologie, Intestin pathologie, Prévention, Soin santé primaire, Enfant, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Rehydration, Diarrhea, Health education, Oral administration, Treatment, Developing countries, Industrialized country, Digestive diseases, Intestinal disease, Prevention, Primary health care, Child, Human
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Code Inist : 002B13B03. Création : 199406.