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Itinéraires thérapeutiques et représentations de la santé à l’enfance chez les Nzèbi du Gabon

Abstract : Our thesis door that covers the plurality of therapy for the treatment of childhood diseases in Nzebi of Gabon is interested in description and analysis of the management of medicines seeking behavior in urban and area rural. The therapeutic space in which our object integrates, refers to two types medicines : The biomedicine and traditional medicine, but ordinary care. The choice to study together the couple combining biomedicine and traditional medicine comes from the social context of the studied company which combines daily with both medicines for healing and provide care. This complex and sometimes ambiguous situation offers a double interpretation of the healing phenomenon, because the interpretation of the disease, according to the agents of each medicine overlaps or not. This approach redefines the composition and of observable treatments administered to children. Through semi-structured interviews (80) and direct observations made during three years, we show how Nzebi face the child’s illness choose a therapeutic route. The route selection is done taking into account the cultural aspects, social and economic. Evoking the actors, methods and tools of every medicine, we highlight the scope of intervention of each
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Amélie Blanche Ngombo Lepopa. Itinéraires thérapeutiques et représentations de la santé à l’enfance chez les Nzèbi du Gabon. Sociologie. Université de Lorraine, 2016. Français. ⟨NNT : 2016LORR0245⟩. ⟨tel-01752397⟩



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