Who: Joe Niemczura, RN, MS Principal faculty of CCNEPal
What: Public lecture Violence Against Health Care Workers in Nepal and what can be done about it
When: Wednesday June 21st from 2 PM to 3, then Q & A afterwards
Where: Sociology Department, Tribhuwan University, Kirtipur, Nepal
Why: “Thrashing” is a big problem in South Asia including Nepal.
Abstract: Violence against health care workers is a problem throughout South Asia and has reached a level where doctors in India have promoted an act of parliament to allow doctors to carry handguns to defend themselves. (not yet adopted). In Nepal, this issue gains publicity when sensational reports appear in the newspaper, often reaching the level of communal involvement, but the frequency seems to be seriously under-reported, and there is pressure by many stakeholders to minimize the severity of the issue. CCNEPal is a small group that delivers workshops on critical care skills to doctors and nurses in Nepal since 2011, and we include activities to raise situational awareness among young doctors to prevent difficulties with the patient party. This presentation will address the issue and share future directions to mitigate the problem in Nepal. It will take place at the D
epartment of Sociology and the media and general public are invited.
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