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 doctorsprescribing 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.