Professional constructions of a lay illness : nerves in a rural coloured community in South Africa.
As part of a larger study, medical practitioners working in Mamre, a « coloured » village close to Cape Town, South Africa, were interviewed concerning their use of the term « nerves » in interaction with their patients.
Contrary to the initial perception of researchers and some clinicians, the term is not imply a folk category.
It does, however, represent a medium through which psychosocial issues are discussed in the clinical encounter.
Differences in the usage of the term by different practitioners seemed to indicate different attitudes towards patient care.
Mots-clés Pascal : Relation médecin malade, Milieu rural, Homme, Communication, République Sud Africaine, Afrique, Négroïde, Attitude, Système santé, Milieu culturel, Relation thérapeutique, Plainte somatique, Ecoute thérapeutique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Physician patient relation, Rural environment, Human, Communication, South Africa, Africa, Negroid, Attitude, Health system, Cultural environment, Therapeutic relation, Somatic complaint, Therapeutic listening
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Cote : 93-0303856
Code Inist : 002A26N03. Création : 199406.