THE POOR ATTITUDE OF SOME HEALTH PROFESSIONALS IN GHANA – HOW LONG MUST THIS GO ON?
A health care professional is a person who delivers proper health care in a systematic way professionally to any individual in need of health care services. They include physicians, dentists, physician assistants, nurses, midwives, and support staff regulated and/or licensed to provide some type of health care.
In recent times, however, serious concerns have been raised about the attitude of some health professionals in public health facilities. Several complaints have been raised and reports made about patient abuse, neglect, and negligence on the part of some doctors, nurses, and midwives in our public health facilities across the country.
Even though a national study has not been undertaken on this subject, documentary evidence on micro studies undertaken revealed loss of lives, neglect, and verbal abuse of patients in some public health facilities.