A Cross-sectional study on Workplace Violence Among Resident Doctors of Government Tertiary Care Hospital in Telangana

Authors

  • Siva Prasad Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad
  • Sireesha Srinivasa Rao Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad
  • Uma Maheswari Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.52314/tjima.2023.v3i2.125

Keywords:

Doctors, Workplace Violence, Patients Care

Abstract

Background: Workplace violence (WPV) has increased worldwide and is impacting the lives of healthcare workers. This affects the physical, and psychological well-being of doctors and affects patients’ care adversely.

Aims and Objectives: To estimate the prevalence of WPV among doctors and their associated risk factors.

Materials and Methods: The study was conducted using google forms using a pre-validated questionnaire on a sample of 100 doctors working in a government tertiary care hospital.

Results: A prevalence of 92% was found in the sample population. A majority had experienced verbal violence (68%). The maximum violence occurred in the emergency department (55%) and was against postgraduates (77%), mostly during the night times (51%). In most of the incidents, the perpetrators were the patient’s attendants. The main risk factors were the non-availability of medications, less staff, more workload, and dissatisfaction with doctors.

Conclusion: This study highlights the high prevalence of WPV and draws attention to the need of the hour which is to address WPV aggressively and comprehensively.

Author Biographies

Siva Prasad, Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad

MBBS, Final year Junior Resident, Department of Psychiatry

Sireesha Srinivasa Rao, Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad

Professor and HOD, Department of Psychiatry

Uma Maheswari, Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad

MBBS, Final year Junior Resident, Department of Psychiatry

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Published

2023-12-21

How to Cite

Prasad, S. ., Srinivasa Rao, S. ., & Maheswari, U. . (2023). A Cross-sectional study on Workplace Violence Among Resident Doctors of Government Tertiary Care Hospital in Telangana. Telangana Journal of IMA, 3(2), 8–12. https://doi.org/10.52314/tjima.2023.v3i2.125

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