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Opinions of Turkish Forensic Medicine Specialists about Concept of Death in Turkey




Objectives: This investigation was conducted to determine opinions of forensic medicine specialists about the concept of death.
Methods: This descriptive, cross-sectional and qualitative study was conducted on 103 forensic medicine specialists who consented to participate in the study between 2011–2012. Data were obtained during face-to-face interviews and via e-mail.
Results: Forensic medicine specialists who participated in this study were mostly (74.8%) male, married (81.6%) with a mean age of 40.45 ± 6.85 years; a 24.3% of them were practising their speciality for 11‒15 years. This study revealed that forensic medicine specialists demonstrate a lower level of death anxiety.
Conclusions: Forensic medicine specialists demonstrated a moderate level of avoidance attitude, while they manifested a depressive mood towards death.


12 Aug, 2015
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e-Published: 26 Jan, 2016
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