Acıbadem Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi 2018 , Vol 9, Issue 4
The Considerations of The 1St-Year and The 6Th-Year Medical Students At Inonu University On The Causes of Violence Against Medical Staff
Burcu Kayhan Tetik1,Harika Gözükara Bağ2,Nur Paksoy3,Cansu Tural4,Işılay Gedik1,Serap Sertkaya1
1İnönü Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Aile Hekimliği Anabilim Dalı, Malatya, Türkiye
2İnönü Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Biyoistatistik ve Tıp Bilişimi Anabilim Dalı, Malatya, Türkiye
3Elbistan 2 Nolu Aile Sağlığı Merkezi, Kahramanmaraş, Türkiye
4Fırat Aile Sağlığı Merkezi, Malatya, Türkiye
DOI : 10.31067/0.2018.61 Objectives: This study is aimed to investigate the considerations of the 1st-year and the 6th-year medical students at Inonu University on the causes of violence against doctors and medical staff , to determine their knowledge level of this issue and to raise their awareness with regards to violence within the health sector.

Material-Method: A total of 246 1st-year and 6th-year medical students from Inonu University Medicine Faculty who agreed to participate this research were included into the study. A survey related to why the doctors were likely to get exposed to violence was conducted. The data analysis was performed with SPSS 22 software.

Results: 246 medical students participated in the study. When the students were asked about the most common violence causes, 26.8% of the 1st-year and 61.3% of the 6th-year students responded "the patients" being kept waiting for the medical examination", and 28.8% of the 1st-year and 8.6% of the 6th-year students replied as "doctors"prescribing medications without examining the patients", which were regarded statistically significant(p<0.001).

Conclusion: Violence which indicates an increasing trend among society has also been affecting the medical sector. Therefore, we hereby wanted to emphasize that lessons concerning establishing effective communication with patients and recognizing the doctors" rights should be included into medical faculty curriculum, and that meetings should be arranged with authorized officials regarding further legislative regulations in consideration of the lack of current legal acts. Keywords : Violence, medical students, Effective factors