Medical ethics analysis of factors affecting the rights of physicians in patients' rights and employee rights: physician opinions

Thesis Type: Postgraduate

Institution Of The Thesis: Bursa Uludağ University, Sağlık Bilimleri Enstitüsü, Turkey

Approval Date: 2019

Thesis Language: Turkish

Student: Nuray Görür Tuncel

Consultant: ELİF ATICI


In the process of health service delivery, how the patient-physician relationship was brought to the agenda due to the problems encountered while applying patient rights parameters during medical evaluation/practices, and the cause-effect relationships of patient and physician rights violations created by the paradoxes experienced during this process and the ethical problems that occurred after this process were examined. 175 academician physicians participated in the study. The data were collected with a questionnaire prepared based on the parameters of the Patient Rights Regulation (2019) related to the physician's obligation to provide services and physician rights. Results: It has been observed that patient’s rights practices interfere with the physician's obligation to provide services and cause a violation of the patient's right and physician's right, and the awareness of physicians on the subject is not sufficient. It was seen that the negativities that reveal the violations physician’s and patient’s rights are primarily in the macro dimension, and the negativities in the existing practices reveal the unsafe environment in the patient-physician relationship and cause violence and similar tendencies, and malpractice. In this context, it has been observed that the rights of the physician are not adequately protected and that the Patient Rights Regulation cannot be applied effectively and at the right point within the corporate governance processes. Structuring corporate governance plans in line with the requirements of Patient Rights Regulation and defining the limits by protecting physicians' rights will prevent the continuation of the patient-physician relationship in a healthy way, eliminate the agitation that arises for the patient and the physician, ensure stress-free and rapid workflow processes, prevent violence by creating a safe environment, and reduce malpractice. It is very important that there is a unit where physicians can get help in case of need, and that the presence of medical ethics specialists in the unit that can evaluate the level of knowledge about patient rights and provide the necessary training is included in corporate management planning