A survey of verbal and physical assaults towards psychiatrists in Turkey


Altinbas K. , ALTINBAS G., TURKCAN A., ORAL E. T. , WALTERS J.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOCIAL PSYCHIATRY, vol.57, no.6, pp.631-636, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 57 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/0020764010382364
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOCIAL PSYCHIATRY
  • Page Numbers: pp.631-636

Abstract

Background: Assaults on health professionals have been an area of burgeoning clinical and political interest in recent years. There is now a body of literature suggesting that violence towards psychiatrists is more common than to other doctors. Thus far the vast majority of research in this area has been conducted in Western European and North American clinical settings. For the first time, this study examines this issue in the context of Turkish psychiatric settings.