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Prendre ses médicaments/prendre la parole : les usages des médicaments par les patients dans les listes de discussion électroniques

Abstract : What role does medication play in patients' perception of their disease and their relations with doctors? This article draws on original material: patients' contributions to discussion groups on the Internet. It highlights first the wide variety of considerations taken into account by patients in their discussions on medication and, second, the existence of relations with medication peculiar to the disease in question. In the three cases studied (cancer, Parkinson's disease, and fibromyalgia), we see how, through medication, the disease, patient and medication are redefined in relation to varied elements such as the organization of health care, the sharing of competencies between doctors, the state of knowledge on the disease and its treatment and, lastly, the very nature of treatments.
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Madeleine Akrich, Cécile Méadel. Prendre ses médicaments/prendre la parole : les usages des médicaments par les patients dans les listes de discussion électroniques. Sciences Sociales et Santé, John Libbey, 2002, 20 (1), pp.89-116. ⟨halshs-00119486⟩

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