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BACKGROUND The question whether euthanasia should be legalised has led to substantial public debate in France. The objective of this study in a sample of French physicians was to establish the potential determinants of a favourable opinion about euthanasia in general and when faced with a specific situation as embodied in the Humbert affair. METHODS The(More)
BACKGROUND After prenatal diagnosis of lethal fetal abnormality (LFA), some couples choose to continue the pregnancy rather than opt for termination of the pregnancy. This may result in the requirement for neonatal palliative care, which in France is prescribed by the Leonetti Law. These rare situations raise various questions about when and how palliative(More)
Drugs and cannabis are two complex, multifaceted social objects. Two exploratory research projects were conducted from semi-directive interviews (n = 50) and questionnaires (n = 300) in order to investigate the social representations contained in these two objects according to both the social characteristics of individuals (gender, age) and their proximity(More)
Time perspective (TP) is a fundamental dimension of the psychological construction of time. It refers to a subjective experience and can be defined as the relationship that individuals and groups have with the present, past, and future. Studies have shown that it is interesting to take into account TP in the field of health, especially for the study of the(More)
BACKGROUND Public health is a multidisciplinary activity whose fields of action are acquiring an increasingly broad. The Service de santé des armées (SSA) has always had a culture of public health problems thanks to doctors specialized in the treatment of major diseases. Often involved in public health activities, health professionals nevertheless have a(More)
Suicide attempts (SA) represent a significant public health problem and raise questions wih respect to the best, most appropriate methods for triage and the delivery of care. A prospective investigation to evaluate the quality of SA health care was carried out over a three month period within 18 hospitals having an emergency care unit. A total of 393 youth(More)
Research that we carried out aimed to analyzing the suffering as an object of the relation of care and common experiment of this relation. In this way, we have conducted 55 interviews with patients and nurses in an oncology unit. The results underline the central role of the relation for giving meaning to the suffering. The knowledge of the suffering(More)
Distance to the object is a new approach that highlights the complex nature of the link between groups and social representations. It is composed of three elements: knowledge, involvement, and level of practices associated with the social object. This study aims to replicate a previous study that has demonstrated the validity of distance to the object in(More)
This research aims to study social representations throughout chemiotherapy, out of a population composed of doctors specialized in Oncology on one hand, and patients dealing with cancer during their chemiotherapy on the other hand. Our methodology is situated among quantitative methods using SPSS for Anovas to analyze statistics datas, EVOQ and Alceste for(More)
This research studies social representations of cancer and chemotherapy with patients (N = 62) and of oncologists (N = 26) in a medical oncology unit. The collection of the data was made from free association tasks (concerning cancer and chemotherapy) and attitude questions concerning chemotherapy. Patients also had to produce representations "for"(More)