Pilot study on the prevalence of abuse and mistreatment during clinical internship

A cross-sectional study among first year residents in Oman

Mohammed Al-Shafaee, Yousuf Al-Kaabi, Yousuf Al-Farsi, Gillian White, Abdullah Al-Maniri, Hamed Al-Sinawi, Samir Al-Adawi

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Objective: To evaluate perceptions of being mistreated during internship among first year Oman Medical Specialty Board residents. Design: A cross-sectional study. Setting: Training centres for Oman Medical Specialty Board. Participants: First year medical residents following completion of internship during the study period 2009-2010. Method: A cross-sectional survey of first year medical residents. Results: Of 58 residents (response rate 84%), 96.6% perceived that mistreatment exists. Among different types of mistreatment reported, verbal and academic abuses were the most common (87.9%), followed by sexual harassment (24.1%), then physical abuse (22.4%). Forty-four (75.9%) residents had advised at least one of their relatives not to join medical school. Conclusions: Mistreatment of medical interns is an ethical issue challenging the quality of clinical training. Further research is needed to understand factors influencing mistreatment and to draw guidelines to limit such problems.

Original languageEnglish
Article number002076
JournalBMJ Open
Volume3
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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Pilot study on the prevalence of abuse and mistreatment during clinical internship : A cross-sectional study among first year residents in Oman. / Al-Shafaee, Mohammed; Al-Kaabi, Yousuf; Al-Farsi, Yousuf; White, Gillian; Al-Maniri, Abdullah; Al-Sinawi, Hamed; Al-Adawi, Samir.

In: BMJ Open, Vol. 3, No. 2, 002076, 2013.

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Al-Shafaee, Mohammed ; Al-Kaabi, Yousuf ; Al-Farsi, Yousuf ; White, Gillian ; Al-Maniri, Abdullah ; Al-Sinawi, Hamed ; Al-Adawi, Samir. / Pilot study on the prevalence of abuse and mistreatment during clinical internship : A cross-sectional study among first year residents in Oman. In: BMJ Open. 2013 ; Vol. 3, No. 2.
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