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Soigner un soignant. La prise en charge infirmière d’un confrère

Abstract : In their practice, nurses have to look after all kinds of patients. In spite of this diversity, health professionals mustn’t discriminate between them. However, during my work placements, I was often confronted with patients working in the medical or paramedical sector and I noted that the latter weren’t treated in the same way as other sick people. That’s why I’m trying to find out why a patient’s occupation, and especially from the nursing profession, could influence the relationship between him and the nurse looking after him. My hypothesis is that nurses are anxious and hang back at the idea of treating this kinds of patient. To confirm this, I conducted a qualitative study based on an exploratory method. It led me to interview 9 nurses working in 2 different hospitals and who had already looked after colleagues. One of this study’s main findings is that the majority of respondents are anxious about treating this sorts of patient. So we can see a change in nurses’ behaviour : they keep distance between themselves and sick people. However, this doesn’t in any way mean that they avoid contact with these patients, contrary to my earlier belief. According to these results, my hypothesis isn’t confirmed. The interest of my study isto show to the professionals suffering from stress when they have to treat acolleague that their reaction is, if not normal, at least not exceptional. Continuing this study further into the causes of this anxiety could be considered. It could allow nurses who feel concerned to think about their practical experience and perhaps to have an effect on their changement in behaviour with these patients. It would also beinteresting to consider the situation in which a family member of the patient is anurse : what role should this person play in health care ?
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Sandra Tamiozzo. Soigner un soignant. La prise en charge infirmière d’un confrère. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2015. ⟨hal-01773663⟩



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