On March 5, the Fund “Sukhumi” organized a round table with the medical staff of the clinic “Unicalmed”. Participants were provided with information on the legislative mechanisms for the elimination of violence, on the powers and duties of the medical staff, envisaged by the law. They got acquainted with the results of a research conducted by the Fund "Sukhumi" with medical personnel; a brochure issued by an organization that familiarizes industry professionals with primary information on how violence should be identified, screening, with whom the medical staff should have coordination in order to effectively respond to violence.
Interesting discussions once again revealed the obstacles: the nondisclosure of information about the violence on the part of patients; lack of information; the issue of physical and psychological safety of the doctor; ignoring the duties from the side of police, etc.
The conversation touched the issue of problem solution. Following suggestions were announced: staff education, improvement of coordination with referral subjects, introduction of a qualified psychologist in clinics.