Réseaux relationnels et processus de soutien aux malades de la tuberculose au Cameroun.
Author(s)Djouda Feudjio, Yves Bertrand
processes and support
Social sciences (General)
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AbstractA number of patients in Africa do not enjoy real autonomy in choosing their treatment path. The disease involves an individual senior member of his entourage socio-familial. She also relates her cousins, aunts, parents, friends and neighbors. This "secular organization group therapy" decides not only when the patient must visit the hospital or healer, but it plays a crucial role with regard to determining the diagnosis, the trajectory of the patient and making decisions related. The trajectory followed by treatment that may not be desired by the patient but one chosen by the network of relationships. The therapeutic choices are not always individual or isolated; they have a history and are determined by habitus or family power relations. Although tuberculosis (TB) has remained a stigmatizing disease, the treatment of tuberculosis patients in Cameroon is influenced and determined by his social and family constraints.