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Revue de médecine périnatale

, Volume 4, Issue 4, pp 198–205 | Cite as

Les associations d’usagers dans le domaine de la périnatalité : un engagement fondé sur la connaissance ?

  • M. AkrichEmail author
  • M. Leane
  • C. Roberts
Article de Synthèse / Review Article

Résumé

Au travers de l’analyse des activités de trois associations, nous montrons le rôle central que joue la collecte, la production et la circulation des connaissances dans ces organisations: ces activités sont cruciales pour construire une représentation des usagers, pour créer un espace d’échange et de négociation avec les professionnels, et pour faire émerger des problèmes et les rendre discutables par l’ensemble des parties concernées. Elles contribuent ainsi à installer les associations comme acteurs de plein droit dans la politique périnatale.

Mots clés

Association EBM Politique Connaissances Démocratie 

Childbirth organisations: toward an evidence-based activism?

Abstract

Through the analysis of three users’ organisations, we demonstrate the importance of activities such as the collection, production and dissemination of knowledge in the functioning of these organisations: they are crucial in building users’ representations, in creating a space for exchange and negociation with professionals and in setting up « matters of concern » and their publics. Thus, they contribute to install users’ organisations as full participants to the childbirth politics.

Keywords

Users’ organisations EBM Politics Knowledge Democracy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre de sociologie de l’innovationMines-ParisTechParis cedex 06France
  2. 2.University College CorkCorkIreland
  3. 3.Lancaster UniversityBailrigg, LancasterUK

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