Recurrent themes of concern in groups for health care professionals.
This paper reports of recurrent themes of concern about AIDS expressed by health care professionals participating in small group sessions.
Three dominant themes emerged: fear of contagion, homophobia, and attachment and loss.
For each of these themes the possible meanings are explored.
Fear of contagion was the dominant theme and is discussed as both a possible expression of displaced homophobia and a « catastrophic » risk factor (extreme negative consequence).
The need of health care professionals to see themselves as « different » from the person with AIDS is also discussed.
Professionals also discussed the emotional burden of caring for young patients often similar in age to themselves.
Mots-clés Pascal : Perception sociale, Attitude, Peur, Attachement affectif, Facteur risque, Epuisement usure, Stress, Milieu professionnel, Personnel sanitaire, Homme, Immunodéficit acquis syndrome, Virose, Infection, Immunopathologie, Hémopathie, Homophobie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Social perception, Attitude, Fear, Affective attachment, Risk factor, Occupational burnout, Stress, Occupational environment, Health staff, Human, AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Immunopathology, Hemopathy
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0510462
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 199406.