Received: 21 June 2021
Accepted: 7 December 2021
First Online: 7 January 2022
: The experimental protocol used was brought to the attention of the ethics committees of the two organisations studied (Centre Jean Perrin Clermont-Ferrand—France, Polyclinique La Pergola—Vichy—France). Our research is non-interventional and therefore not subject to the rules of the Jardé law (law n° 2012–300, March 5, 2012) on biomedical research conducted in France. This category of research based on the collection of individual representations of health facility staff does not require written consent by it just requires information of the ethical committees from the two organisations, which was carried out.Concerning the protection of personal data, in the European Union and in France, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016) came into force on 25 May 2018. The French Data Protection Act (Law No. 78–17 of January 6, 1978 on information technology, files and freedoms) has been adapted accordingly by the Personal Data Protection Act currently being enacted. These two texts now form the basis of the new regulation on personal data protection. The GDPR defines personal data as "any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person", i.e. a natural person who can be identified, directly or indirectly. In practice, this may include identification data such as surname, first name, address or telephone number, information relating to the patient's personal life (e.g. number of children), social security coverage (e.g. compulsory health insurance, supplementary health insurance, etc.) and, above all, information relating to the patient's health (pathology, diagnosis, prescriptions, care, etc.), and any professionals involved in his or her care.In our study, we do not use any of these data because they are only interview data with health care staff for which no identification of individuals is mentioned. The data used relate only to the individual perceptions of staff at the two healthcare facilities studied and do not present personal information about the respondents.Oral informed consent was obtained from all participants at the beginning of each interview and recorded. Each participant also verbally consented to the audio phonic recording of the interview. The interviews were conducted with the agreement of the management of the two organisations studied. Permission to conduct the staff interviews was obtained directly from the chief executives of the two organisations studied in agreement with their boards of directors. The interviewees were interviewed on a voluntary basis.
: All authors have seen and approved the manuscript and contributed equally for the paper. They consent to the publication of this article if it is accepted.
: The authors report no conflict of interest.