Evaluation of Violence Against Doctors: Sivas Provincial Example
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    Evaluation of Violence Against Doctors: Sivas Provincial Example

    The Bulletin of Legal Medicine 0;0(0):0-0
    1. Çanakkale Mehmet Akif Ersoy Devlet Hastanesi, Adli Tıp Bölümü, Çanakkale, Türkiye
    2. Sivas Cumhuriyet Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Adli Tıp Anabilim Dalı, Sivas, Türkiye
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    Received Date: 24.01.2024
    Accepted Date: 15.03.2024
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    ABSTRACT

    Objective:

    Violentincidents in healthcare institutions are a situation that negatively affect sall healthcare professionals, especially physicians. This research wasplanned to determine the frequency of physicians’ exposure to workplace violence, theirreactions to violence, the causes of violence and solutions to violence.

    Methods:

    In thisregard, the studygroup of the researchconsists of a total of 290 volunteer physicians between the ages of 24-72 working in the city center of Sivas. In this study, data was collected using a survey consisting of 49 questions, including the sociodemographic characteristics of physicians, information about their working status, variables related to the violence that physicians were exposed to, and physicians’ thoughts about the causes, consequences and solution suggestions of violence . The data obtained was analyzed using SPSS 22.0 program. In order to find answers to the research questions, arithmetic mean, standard deviation, median, min-max values from descriptive statistics; Numbers and percentages are given for categorical variables obtained by counting. The assumption of normality was analyzed according to the Kolmogorov-Smirnov or Shapiro-Wilk test. Pearson or Spearman correlation coefficient was used for the relationship between variables. P<0.05 was considered significant.

    Results:

    The rate of physicians who were exposed to violence at least once in the working environment was 57.9%, physicians who were female, worked in internal branches, and had a career of 16 years or more were more likely to beexposed to violence, and 49.4% of physicians who were exposed to violence were more likely to besubjected to violence. It was concluded that he complained. It was determined that among the types of violence, psychological/verbal violence was the most common (82.1%), and the perpetrators of violence were mostly patients and their relatives.

    Conclusion:

    In order to prevent violent incidents and the negative effects of violence; effective security measures should be taken, legal regulations should be made to deter acts of violence, the level of awareness of violent incidents should be increased, healthcare workers should be given supportand training on the effects of violence and coping with it, and the working conditions of physicians should be improved.

    Keywords: Violence in healthcare, physician, physical violence, psychological violence, health personnel

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