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Impact of Demographic Factors on the Ethical Conduct of Physicians in India


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1 Research Scholar, Sikkim University, India
2 Assistant Professor, Sikkim University, India
     

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The study focus on the various demographic characteristics related to physician’s practice related code of ethics in the healthcare sector which might help in upgrading the ethical standards to promote healthy medical care. The demographic characteristics of the physicians includes gender, age groups, work experience and education qualification. The target population was full time physicians from the with a sample size of 114, comprising of 56 male and 58 female respondents with age group 25-29 years, 30-34 years and above 34 years. To accomplish the objectives stratified random sampling technique was used. A standardized questionnaire was used to identify the practice related code of ethics of the physicians. The results revealed that there was a significant difference among various work experience and education qualification. Whereas, age and gender were found to have no significant difference regarding practice code of ethics. Therefore it is vital to change the attitude of physicians and have adequate knowledge and awareness about the ethical codes among all the stage of the medical process.

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Healthcare sector,Hospitals,Physicians, Practice code of ethics, Demographic characteristics, Healthcare ethics.
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Authors

Bishal Bhuyan
Research Scholar, Sikkim University, India
Shailendra Kumar
Assistant Professor, Sikkim University, India
Sanghamitra Choudhury
Assistant Professor, Sikkim University, India
Kinnori Kashyap
Research Scholar, Sikkim University, India

Abstract


The study focus on the various demographic characteristics related to physician’s practice related code of ethics in the healthcare sector which might help in upgrading the ethical standards to promote healthy medical care. The demographic characteristics of the physicians includes gender, age groups, work experience and education qualification. The target population was full time physicians from the with a sample size of 114, comprising of 56 male and 58 female respondents with age group 25-29 years, 30-34 years and above 34 years. To accomplish the objectives stratified random sampling technique was used. A standardized questionnaire was used to identify the practice related code of ethics of the physicians. The results revealed that there was a significant difference among various work experience and education qualification. Whereas, age and gender were found to have no significant difference regarding practice code of ethics. Therefore it is vital to change the attitude of physicians and have adequate knowledge and awareness about the ethical codes among all the stage of the medical process.

Keywords


Healthcare sector,Hospitals,Physicians, Practice code of ethics, Demographic characteristics, Healthcare ethics.



DOI: https://doi.org/10.37506/v11%2Fi2%2F2020%2Fijphrd%2F194871