Surgeons' attitudes toward HIV/AIDS in turkey


Duyan V., Agalar F., Sayek I.

AIDS CARE-PSYCHOLOGICAL AND SOCIO-MEDICAL ASPECTS OF AIDS/HIV, cilt.13, ss.243-250, 2001 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 13 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2001
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/09540120020027413
  • Dergi Adı: AIDS CARE-PSYCHOLOGICAL AND SOCIO-MEDICAL ASPECTS OF AIDS/HIV
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.243-250

Özet

Currently HIV/AIDS is one of the most difficult challenges for health care professionals. As primary medical care providers, attitudes of the physicians towards HIV/AIDS are of utmost significance. The aim of this research is to determine the attitudes of the surgeons towards HIV/AIDS in their working environment. Data were collected from a self-administered questionnaire given to 128 surgeons. Results revealed that gender, age and professional experience are not significant. This study demonstrated that doctors are worried about contracting HIV/AIDS from the patients. In some circumstances doctors' attitudes, are not clear which may lead to some ethical problems. It is concluded that doctors overestimate the risks and they need special education about HIV/AIDS, as well as professional help to handle their attitudes toward HIV/AIDS.