• Exploring the phenomenon of violence faced by resident doctors in public hospitals of Maharashtra by patient/s and / or relative/s and or escort/s Factsheet : A study by the Centre for Enquiry into Health and Allied Themes (CEHAT) in Collaboration with Seth G.S. Medical College and King Edward Memorial (KEM) Hospital and Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD)

    published By Centre for Enquiry Into Health and Allied Themes ( On Sep 28, 2018

    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.
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