Therapeutic itineraries, plural therapeutic recourses in the management of infant diarrhea in Yopougon (Abidjan)
AGOBE Ablakpa Jacob, ANDOH Amognima Armelle Tania
The study analyses the interaction between two types of itineraries (traditional and modern) in the family management of diarrhoea in infants. The study was qualitative. To this end, observation and semi-structured interviews were used as data collection techniques. The results obtained show firstly that ideologies of knowledge (nosology and etiology) of the disease and their interpretations are prerequisites for an objective therapeutic choice. Then the availability of resources contributes to the management of the sick infant. Then the ideologies of attachment to cultural care through the use of social and symbolic practices in the treatment of the infant's illness, participate in making an optimal choice of the therapeutic itinerary.
AGOBE Ablakpa Jacob, ANDOH Amognima Armelle Tania. Therapeutic itineraries, plural therapeutic recourses in the management of infant diarrhea in Yopougon (Abidjan). International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research, Volume 7, Issue 3, 2021, Pages 01-07