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Interpersonal verbal and physical abuse against female nurses and doctors in Karachi, Pakistan.
International Journal of Nursing Education
  • Azmat Jehan Khan, Aga Khan University
  • Rozina Karmaliani, Professor, Aga Khan University
  • Tazeen Saeed Ali, Aga Khan University
Publication Date
4-1-2015
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Abstract
Verbal and physical abuse is a global social and criminal issue against women. The aim of the study is to estimate the prevalence of verbal and physical abuse against married female nurses and doctors working in the tertiary care hospitals in Karachi, Pakistan. A descriptive cross-sectional study done with 350 married female nurses and doctors. This study used the self-administered modified truncated WHO Multi-Country Study (2005) tool. Descriptive and univariate analysis were performed. The result showed that verbal abuse (97.1%) was the most frequent form followed by physical (59.4%) abuse. The most common responses of verbal and physical abuse are fought back and remain quiet. The main reason for using silence was fear of escalating the violence. This study has identified that verbal and physical abuses are highly prevalent among nurses and doctors.
Citation Information
Azmat Jehan Khan, Rozina Karmaliani and Tazeen Saeed Ali. "Interpersonal verbal and physical abuse against female nurses and doctors in Karachi, Pakistan." International Journal of Nursing Education Vol. 7 Iss. 2 (2015) p. 290 - 295
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/tazeen_ali/30/