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Attitudes and Feelings of Doctors Caring for Their Colleagues: a Qualitative Study in Picardy (ATTRESMED)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03132909
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 28, 2017
Last Update Posted : September 28, 2018
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire, Amiens

Brief Summary:
The sick doctor is a patient apart. His right of prescription and his knowledge of semiology easily lead him to self-medication.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Feelings Attitude Other: Feelings Determination

Detailed Description:

The sick doctor is a patient apart. His right of prescription and his knowledge of semiology easily lead him to self-medication. Several factors linked to his profession may also lead to a delay in care: overworking with schedules that are not compatible to organize follow-up, poor access to prevention or occupational medicine for liberal doctors but also modesty And ashamed of being sick (and especially unfit to heal). Specialized centers and specific training courses concerning burnout, addictions and psychiatric pathologies of doctors are currently emerging.

To look after a colleague also seems to imply certain specificities like the sharing of knowledge or the medical vocabulary. The physician-patient relationship may seem easier, but it can also lead to confusion of roles and create ambiguity. In this case, the doctor may feel too close to the doctor-patient to maintain his objectivity and to treat him properly. In the same way, the relationship of trust can be altered by sharing medical knowledge, communication techniques or confidence building which can thus lose their effectiveness.

This physician-caregiver relationship has already been the subject of some qualitative research demonstrating the difficulty from the point of view of the treated. The feelings and attitudes of the doctor caring for his colleague remains a field very little studied. The research hypothesis is that there are specificities to this relationship.


Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 15 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Attitudes and Feelings of Doctors Caring for Their Colleagues: a Qualitative Study in Picardy
Actual Study Start Date : May 22, 2017
Actual Primary Completion Date : November 14, 2017
Actual Study Completion Date : November 14, 2017

Intervention Details:
  • Other: Feelings Determination
    Determine the feelings of doctors caring for their colleagues


Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Analyze the feelings of doctors who care for their colleagues through a questionnaire [ Time Frame: 10 months ]
    Analyze the feelings of doctors who care for their colleagues through a questionnaire



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Doctors caring for their colleagues
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Practicing general practitioners, registered with the Order, caring for or having treated other doctors whatever their specialties

Exclusion Criteria:


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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03132909


Locations
France
CHU Amiens Picardie
Amiens, Picardie, France, 80054
Sponsors and Collaborators
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire, Amiens

Responsible Party: Centre Hospitalier Universitaire, Amiens
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03132909     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: RNI2016-43 Dr Deschasse
First Posted: April 28, 2017    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 28, 2018
Last Verified: September 2018

Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No