The University of Southampton
University of Southampton Institutional Repository

A grounded theory study of homeopathic practitioners' perceptions and experiences of the homeopathic consultation

Record type: Article

Research into the homeopathic consultation has largely focused on patients’ experiences, although the practitioner is a crucial component of the therapeutic context and may have an important part in optimizing health outcomes. Therefore the aim of this qualitative research was to gain an in-depth understanding of homeopathic practitioners’ perceptions and experiences of the consultation. Medical and non-medical homeopaths were sampled from the registers of the Faculty and Society of Homeopaths. Two phases of data collection were employed. Phase 1 used in depth face-to-face interviews enabling the development of an initial model of the homeopathic consultation. Phase 2 involved observations of homeopathic consultations and practitioner reflective diaries in order to confirm, refute, or enlarge the model. Using the constant comparative method of grounded theory five main categories emerged, exploring the journey, finding the level, responding therapeutically, understanding self, and connecting, forming a model entitled “a theoretical model of a UK classical homeopathic consultation” which describes how homeopaths view and enact the consultation process. This study suggests that the process of identifying and prescribing the remedy is embedded in the consultation, highlighting the interconnectedness of the whole homeopathic consultation and aspects of the consultation that are unique and specific to homeopathy.

Full text not available from this repository.

Citation

Eyles, Caroline, Leydon, Geraldine M., Lewith, George T. and Brien, Sarah (2010) A grounded theory study of homeopathic practitioners' perceptions and experiences of the homeopathic consultation Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2011, pp. 1-12. (doi:10.1155/2011/957506). (PMID:20981269).

More information

Published date: 2010

Identifiers

Local EPrints ID: 168259
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/168259
ISSN: 1741-427X
PURE UUID: 59570dbc-ca5c-4e7a-a1d6-9bbd1c8b1c45

Catalogue record

Date deposited: 26 Nov 2010 08:56
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 12:23

Export record

Altmetrics

Download statistics

Downloads from ePrints over the past year. Other digital versions may also be available to download e.g. from the publisher's website.

View more statistics

Atom RSS 1.0 RSS 2.0

Contact ePrints Soton: eprints@soton.ac.uk

ePrints Soton supports OAI 2.0 with a base URL of http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/cgi/oai2

This repository has been built using EPrints software, developed at the University of Southampton, but available to everyone to use.

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive cookies on the University of Southampton website.

×