The Attitudes of Preclinical and Clinical Turkish Medical Students Toward Suicide Attempters


EMUL M., UZUNOGLU Z., SEVINC H., GUZEL C., YILMAZ C., ERKUT D., ...Daha Fazla

CRISIS-THE JOURNAL OF CRISIS INTERVENTION AND SUICIDE PREVENTION, cilt.32, ss.128-133, 2011 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 32 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1027/0227-5910/a000065
  • Dergi Adı: CRISIS-THE JOURNAL OF CRISIS INTERVENTION AND SUICIDE PREVENTION
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.128-133

Özet

Background: Interest in studies of stigma toward patients with mental disorders is growing. Research on the attitudes of medical students toward suicide attempters does not exist; although as medical personnel, they will encounter suicide attempters in emergency rooms. Aims: We aimed to investigate the attitudes of preclinical and clinical medical students toward suicide attempters and to compare their attitudes with nonmedical students. Methods: Participants were asked to fill out questionnaires those were searching the attitudes toward suicide attempters. These questionnaires used a social distance scale, skillfulness assessment scale, and dangerousness scale. Results: More than 73% of students had a negative attitude toward "renting a room of their home to a suicide attempter." More than 90% would not want "a suicide attempter to supervise their children for few hours." Significantly more preclinical than clinical students would not want their children to marry a suicide attempter. Conclusions: Social distance, skillfulness, and attitudes concerning the dangerousness of suicide attempters are problematic for medical students and need educational intervention.