An Exploratory Study of the Effecitve Medical Supports for the Sexual Violence Vvictims: Based on Medical Doctors' Attitudes Toward the Victims, Medical Services Provided and Needs for Medical Supports

성폭력피해자를 위한 의료지원에 대한 전문가의견조사: 경남지역 의사의 성폭력에 대한 태도, 진료실태와 의료지원 필요도를 중심으로

  • Lee, Myung-Shin (Dept. of Social Welfare, Gyeongsang National University) ;
  • Lee, Gye-Min (Dept. of Information Statistics, Gyeongsang National University)
  • 이명신 (경상대학교 사회복지학과) ;
  • 이계민 (경상대학교 정보통계학과)
  • Received : 2008.12.14
  • Accepted : 2009.01.31
  • Published : 2009.02.28

Abstract

This study aims to explore the possible ways to establish the effective medical supports for the sexual violence victims(svv). Using the data collected from 83 male and female doctors who are interested or involved in providing medical services for the victims, the doctors' attitudes toward the victims, medical services provided, and their needs for the possible medical supports were investigated. For comparison, 3 different groups of doctors were presented. The doctors who had treated svv(type1) seemed to have a difficulty in receiving the fee for the treatment of svv, and to have higher needs for the spermatic(fluid) test as well as the diverse supports for the testimony in courts. The doctors who had no experience of treatment, but were supposed to treat svv(type2) seemed to have negative attitudes toward the victims, and expect more difficulties in treating svv. The doctors of type2 had lower needs for the support for the specialized medical services and assessment of the sexual assault, but higher needs for the testimony supports. The doctors who had no experience of treatment, and were not supposed to treat svv(type3) appeared to have less negative attitudes toward the victims, but more knowledge of law and the community organizations for svv. The type3 doctors seemed to have higher needs for the supports for the specialized medical services, assessment for the sexual assault, and testimony in the courts. Based on the findings, the intervention strategies to create a new effective medical support system for the sexual violence victims were suggested.

Keywords

doctor's attitudes;specialized medical support;assessment support;testimony support

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 경상대학교