Navigation Links
Doctors at risk- the ugly side of the noble profession

A recent study shows that doctors are amongst the top victims of workplace crime. They are often threatened and abused by relatives of patients who die during treatment. Without going into who is right and who is wrong the report says doctors are targeted and sometimes made to pay a very heavy price if things go wrong. Calling it the ugly side of the noble profession, the study says that doctors are threatened over phone, hounded relentlessly and at times even attacked by infuriated relatives. After cab drivers, clerks at shopping malls, and police officers, doctors are exposed to the ugly world of workplace crime. At least one physician is killed every year the report says adding that health care workers have to walk a tight rope most of the times. The most common form of threat was verbal threat but even life threats were also reported. Even female doctors were not spared. But very few doctors, who were physically assaulted, actually reported the incident to the police. The report says hospitals should advice doctors on what causes aggression, how to deal with it, how to come out of such situations, how to prevent such incidents from recurring and how to report such incidents. Ultimately it is a matter of communication skills, leadership qualities and crisis management. If the doctor and the patient with his folks can talk it out and iron out the differences, such ugly incidents can be prevented from happening in future. In India, in the city of Lucknow, doctors went on a days strike on the issue of being harassed by disgruntled relatives of patients.
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Cancer Doctors Okays Controversial Prostate Therapy
2. Doctors needed urgently in Gujarat
3. Doctors operate upon patients in candlelight- latest from the quake scene
4. Doctors advice early anemia tests
5. Emphasis to ban Drugs ads by Doctors
6. Doctors not to accept gifts from drug companies
7. Gene testing kit specific for Doctors
8. Doctors warned of fluoride toxicity
9. Doctors decisions are affected by fear of lawsuits- says a study
10. Bihar High Court Intervenes To End Doctors Strike
11. Doctors Warned by IMA Against Treating Maoist from Nepal
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/17/2018)... ... October 17, 2018 , ... ... and Human Rights identifies best practices in the management of lesbian, bisexual, gay, ... that LGBT youth are overrepresented in the juvenile justice system, especially lesbian and ...
(Date:10/16/2018)... COSTA MESA, Calif. (PRWEB) , ... October 16, ... ... financing company that specializes in small business loans, equipment leasing, and franchise ... its franchise owners throughout the United States. Balboa Capital will structure and deliver ...
(Date:10/16/2018)... ... October 16, 2018 , ... Intrinsic released ... easy-to-use software for biopharma companies. By pairing the InTime time tracker with Intrinsic’s ... questions without spending millions of dollars implementing a complicated enterprise project management tool ...
(Date:10/16/2018)... ... October 16, 2018 , ... Sheba Vine, JD, CPCO, ... employment law, writes frequently on employment law matters and has contributed articles to ... the Health Care Compliance Professional's Manual titled “Navigating the Evolving Marijuana Landscape” to ...
(Date:10/16/2018)... ... 16, 2018 , ... AutismOne, the nation’s largest and most-comprehensive ... 4th Annual International HPV Vaccine Education Symposium. , Presenters from countries around the ... Friday, May 24, 2019, with a keynote address from Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/17/2018)... ... October 17, 2018 , ... Sri Lanka Export Development Board, the ... and Coconut Development Authority are organising pavilions at SIAL International Food Fair to be ... as the world’s largest food innovation exhibition, SIAL 2018 international Food Fair is estimated ...
(Date:10/17/2018)... , ... October 17, 2018 ... ... provider of care management technology solutions, today announced that its GuidingCare® platform ... Health Plan Accreditation. The review process included a rigorous evaluation of GuidingCare’s ...
(Date:10/16/2018)... ... 2018 , ... SightMD (or the “Company”), a leading multi-specialty ophthalmology platform and ... Island Eye Physicians & Surgeons (“Mid Island Eye” or “MIE”). The partnership adds ... physicians and 25 convenient locations in New York. , For more than 50 ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: