L'évidente toilette, gestes de soin(s) face aux troubles de la maladie d'Alzheimer

Abstract : From two surveys in institutions for the elderly, an ethnography of the doctor-patient relationship attempts to decipher the relational dynamic during the act of personal hygiene for the patient. Not at all obvious, the sometimes violent refusal from people with Alzheimer's disease, is interpreted as offensive to the proposed care. Yet this daily gesture of care-giving and comfort by the creation of familiarity and trust becomes a moment of communication that can strengthen a weakening bond.This research presents an analysis of the types of relationships in the personal context of the disease and of accompaniment. Setting aside the safety imperatives of a medico-social organization, the moment of personal hygiene is a priviledged transistional act. This particular approach to care-giving in personal hygiene can, over time, identify the relational processes from an emotional perspective. The intimate inter-subjectivity lasting until the end of life creating a dialogue of mutual respect and acknowledgement.An appropriate methodology traces this journey to the beginnings of intimacy, a topic and an approach in a context of a gerontological structure.
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Delphine Moras. L'évidente toilette, gestes de soin(s) face aux troubles de la maladie d'Alzheimer. Anthropologie sociale et ethnologie. Université de Lyon, 2017. Français. ⟨NNT : 2017LYSE2080⟩. ⟨tel-02284926⟩

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