Understanding the Influence of Ethical Practice among Clinicians on the Well-being of Sexual Assault Survivors: A Qualitative Exploration

  • SYED PERWEZ ALAM HoD/Associate Professor, Liaquat College of Medicine & Dentistry, Karachi
  • Shahla Imran Assistant professor medicine Bilawal medical college Lumhs jamshoro
  • Roohi Ehsan Karachi medical & dental college
  • Wasiq Ahmed Assistant ProfessorKarachi Medical & Dental College
  • Abdul Samad Associate Professor Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences, Jamshoro Sindh Pakistan.
  • Haya Afzal Memon Assistant Professor Indus Medical College TUMS, Tando Muhammad Khan

Abstract

Background: Ethical practice among clinicians plays a pivotal role in the well-being of sexual assault survivors. However, the extent of its influence and the nuances involved remain underexplored in the context of clinical settings.

Aim: This qualitative exploration aimed to understand the influence of ethical practice among clinicians on the well-being of sexual assault survivors.

Methods: The study was conducted at Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences, Jamshoro from June 2021 to April 2024. Study population was consisted of 120 clinicians. Using purposive sampling, clinicians with diverse backgrounds and experiences were selected. Data was collected through in-depth interviews and analyzed using thematic analysis.

Results: Through thematic analysis, several key themes emerged. Clinicians’ adherence to ethical guidelines, empathy, and sensitivity significantly impacted survivors’ well-being. Furthermore, the establishment of trust and a safe therapeutic environment were identified as crucial factors contributing to positive outcomes for survivors.

Conclusion: The findings underscore the critical role of ethical practice among clinicians in promoting the well-being of sexual assault survivors. Implementing and reinforcing ethical standards within clinical practice can significantly enhance the quality of care provided to survivors.

Keywords: Ethical practice, clinicians, sexual assault survivors, well-being, qualitative exploration.

Author Biography

Wasiq Ahmed, Assistant ProfessorKarachi Medical & Dental College

 

 

Published
2024-05-28
Section
Original Articles