Authors : Barai - Jaitly, Tejal; Vernekar, Durga
Published Year: 2018
Mumbai: CEHAT, 2 p.
WHY DO WE NEED THIS STUDY?
Resident doctors form the backbone of the Indian medical system. They are often the first point of contact with patients, caregivers, and the general public, and at the receiving end of violence directed against the medical system of late, there have been incidents of violence against resident doctors, calling for a deeper understanding of its causes, its nature, and recommendations to prevent the same.
WHAT METHODS DID WE USE?
An online survey was conducted with resident doctors of Maharashtra in March-May 2018 which explored the sociodemographic profile of doctors, the nature of violence faced or witnessed by them, the causes for the same, and recommendations for preventing such violence.
The questionnaire also provided space for qualitative responses, wherein doctors could freely shares their views about different aspects related to violence against doctors.