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Violence Against Doctors. Doctors: Earlier Demigods; Now Culprits?


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1 Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, MMIMSR, Maharishi Markandeshwar (Deemed to be University), Mullana, India
2 Assistant Professor, Department of General Medicine, MMIMSR, Maharishi Markandeshwar (Deemed to be University), Mullana, India
3 Senior Resident, Department of Microbiology, GGS Medical College, Faridkot, India
4 Medical Officer, PCMS 1, CHC Bharatgarh, (Ropar), Punjab, India
5 Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, MMIMSR, Maharishi Markandeshwar (Deemed to be University), Mullana
     

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Violence against medical professionals at the workplace is not a new phenomenon. In recent times, the reports of doctors getting thrashed by patients or their relatives have made headlines around the world. Almost every doctor has experienced some kind of violence whether physical or verbal at certain stage of their profession. This article aims to discuss the risk factors associated with violence against doctors and the possible steps that are needed to prevent such incidents.

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Violence, medical professionals, Health care setting.
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Authors

Rosy Bala
Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, MMIMSR, Maharishi Markandeshwar (Deemed to be University), Mullana, India
Nitin Gupta
Assistant Professor, Department of General Medicine, MMIMSR, Maharishi Markandeshwar (Deemed to be University), Mullana, India
Shaveta Kataria
Senior Resident, Department of Microbiology, GGS Medical College, Faridkot, India
Sneh Lata
Senior Resident, Department of Microbiology, GGS Medical College, Faridkot, India
Puneet Saini
Medical Officer, PCMS 1, CHC Bharatgarh, (Ropar), Punjab, India
Ritu Garg
Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, MMIMSR, Maharishi Markandeshwar (Deemed to be University), Mullana

Abstract


Violence against medical professionals at the workplace is not a new phenomenon. In recent times, the reports of doctors getting thrashed by patients or their relatives have made headlines around the world. Almost every doctor has experienced some kind of violence whether physical or verbal at certain stage of their profession. This article aims to discuss the risk factors associated with violence against doctors and the possible steps that are needed to prevent such incidents.

Keywords


Violence, medical professionals, Health care setting.



DOI: https://doi.org/10.37506/v11%2Fi2%2F2020%2Fijphrd%2F194918