MEDICAL STUDENTS ENCOUNTER WITH VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE: A SIMULATION PROGRAM

  • Sevgi Turan Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Education and Informatics, Sıhhiye, 06100 Ankara
  • Melih Elçin Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Education and Informatics, Sıhhiye, 06100 Ankara
  • Orhan Odabaşı Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Education and Informatics, Sıhhiye, 06100 Ankara
  • Müge Demir Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Department of History of Medicine and Medical Ethics, Sıhhiye, 06100 Ankara
  • Nüket Örnek Büken Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Department of History of Medicine and Medical Ethics, Sıhhiye, 06100 Ankara
Keywords: training program, violence against women, medical education

Abstract

Violence against women is a serious violation of women's human rights and a significant health issue in many countries. As domestic violence is a subject of high concern in the different countries, there has been considerable research into the topic of domestic violence generally, though there is comparatively less known on health care providers roles related to  domestic violence. Health care providers are usually frontline professionals that victims of violence get in touch with , even sometimes not explicitly. Therefore health care providers’ skills and attitudes are very important when giving  a hand to victims of violence professionally.

A special case is Turkey. Where the social structure in Belgium, England and Austria is of an matriarchal nature (in a sociological sense, not anthropologic), Turkey is strongly patriarchally ordered. Moreover, it has a higher level of social acceptance of domestic violence.

This paper describes the program in a medical curriculum on violence against women. Simulation which is increasingly being used in health care workers training is used to deliver the program. Standardized patient (SP) methodology is the preferred modality of simulation. SP is a lay person trained to portray a patient in order to simulate a set of symptoms or problems. SPs would have first-hand knowledge, experience and feedback to improve the skills. The simulation program and the experiences of the students acquired during this program are discussed in this paper.

Author Biographies

Sevgi Turan, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Education and Informatics, Sıhhiye, 06100 Ankara
Associate Professor
Melih Elçin, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Education and Informatics, Sıhhiye, 06100 Ankara
Professor
Orhan Odabaşı, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Education and Informatics, Sıhhiye, 06100 Ankara
Associate Professor
Müge Demir, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Department of History of Medicine and Medical Ethics, Sıhhiye, 06100 Ankara
Lecturer
Nüket Örnek Büken, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Department of History of Medicine and Medical Ethics, Sıhhiye, 06100 Ankara
Professor

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Published
2017-09-25
How to Cite
Turan, S., Elçin, M., Odabaşı, O., Demir, M., & Örnek Büken, N. (2017, September 25). MEDICAL STUDENTS ENCOUNTER WITH VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE: A SIMULATION PROGRAM. Journal of Education Culture and Society, 7(2), 156-162. Retrieved from https://jecs.pl/index.php/jecs/article/view/10.15503.jecs20172.156.162