THE LEGAL ASPECTS OF VIOLENCE IN HEALTH SECTOR IMPORTANT POINTS IN CODE WHITE PRACTICE AND THE USE OF LEGAL RIGHTS BY HEALTHCARE WORKERS


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  • Filiz KIROĞLU Avukat, Alaaddin Keykubad Üniversitesi Alanya Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi

Keywords:

Code White, Violence in the health sector, Legal aspects of violence in the health sector, Legal rights of healthcare staff

Abstract

In recent years, there has been a significant increase in the number of cases of violence against healthcare workers while they are at work. Several laws/regulations that were legislated to prevent violence against healthcare workers have been put into effect as well as the new ones. However, violence cannot be prevented because the legal regulations in effect are insufficient and legal rights are not fully known and practiced. Healthcare workers, who are exposed to violence both verbally and physically, have to act consciously to be able to protect themselves and to exercise their legal rights when they encounter such a case This review aims to provide legal remedies for healthcare workers who have been exposed to violence to use their legal rights consciously, what needs to be done to prevent the violence applied to the healthcare staff by the patients and their relatives, and to reveal deficiencies in legal regulations and provide alternative solutions in line with the legislation and regulations in practice for the violence cases in health sector in Turkey. Also, it has been determined that it would be advantageous for healthcare staff to consider violence in the health sector in terms of occupational accidents, and the necessity of the person who applies violence to the healthcare worker to be exposed not only to criminal proceedings but also to some limitation on their rights and administrative convictions.

Published

2019-12-15

How to Cite

KIROĞLU, F. (2019). THE LEGAL ASPECTS OF VIOLENCE IN HEALTH SECTOR IMPORTANT POINTS IN CODE WHITE PRACTICE AND THE USE OF LEGAL RIGHTS BY HEALTHCARE WORKERS. Göbeklitepe Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi, 2(2), 26–34. Retrieved from https://gobeklitepejournal.com/index.php/pub/article/view/9

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