Journal of
Clinical Pathology and Forensic Medicine

  • Abbreviation: J. Clin. Pathol. Forensic Med.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2405
  • DOI: 10.5897/JCPFM
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 29

Short Communication

Assault on doctors

V. Vijayanath1*, M. R. Anitha2 and G. M. Raju3
1Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, S. S. Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Davangere-577005, Karnataka-India. 2Department of Anatomy, S. S. Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre Davangere-577005, Karnataka-India. 3Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, J. J. M. Medical College, Davangere-577004, Karnataka-India.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 05 February 2010
  •  Published: 30 April 2010


Patient's attender assaulting the treating doctor is the commonest scenario. Nowadays this has been very much highlighted in the media. But still this problem is being continued in hospital. When patients consult a doctor for his problems, there is a healthy doctor patient relationship with mutual trust that is essential for successful management. Seldom senior doctors are also attacked even in their own private hospitals. And here are some suggestions for the prevention of the situation.


Key words: Assault, doctors, patient, illness.