John Libbey Eurotext



The crisis of confidence: the flu as an example Volume 13, issue 3, Mars 2017


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médecin généraliste
37800 Saint Epain
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  • Key words: influenza, human, anti-vaccination movement, decision making, shared, general practitioner, vaccine confidence, trust
  • DOI : 10.1684/med.2017.179
  • Page(s) : 115-8
  • Published in: 2017

What our patients teach us, after a few years of practicing general medicine, is that approximation, unspoken, paternalism, excesses quickly become unmanageable in the relationship of trust that unites us. Only the rigor allows to put the reasoning which allows them to make the choices most relevant for the management of their health. The vagueness of the discourse on the epidemiology of influenza is one of those elements that undermine the relationship of trust. The reality is perhaps far from fiction, and the risk is great of a massive and deleterious rejection of the entire vaccination policy. Too long denied in their role as public health, general practitioners have to face the doubts of the patients, the wanderings of the vaccination policy for a shared decision useful to patients and to the community.