Objectives: This investigation was performed to determine opinions of forensic medicine specialists about concept of death.
Methods: This descriptive, cross-sectional and qualitative study was performed on 103 forensic medicine specialists who consented to participate in the study between 2011–2012. Data were recruited during face to face interviews and via e-mail.
Results: Forensic medicine specialists 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 practicing their specialty 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 depressive mood towards death. The opinions of forensic medicine specialists about concept of death were somewhat determined in our study.
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