International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Nursing | Congo | Volume 7 Issue 4, April 2018 | Rating: 6.9 / 10


Sexual Harassment and Professional Stress of Doctors and Nurses in the Health Institutions of the City of Lubumbashi (DRC)

Ngoie Mwenze Honore [2] | Mutelo Kona Cathy [3] | Kalenga Lungunga Adolphe


Abstract: Professional stress is an at the same time multifactorial and complex phenomenon. The objective of this article is to show that the doctors and the nurses of the City of Lubumbashi (in DRC) experiment the professional stress connected to the sexual harassment and to identify the actors of the sexual harassment and their victims of which are the population of our study. Registered in the quantitative approach, this study collected the data by questionnaire on a laminated proportional sample of 562 subjects (n=562), among which 432 nurses and 130 doctors. These data were encoded in Microsoft Excel and analyzed via Epi Info software version 7.2 of 2016 and SPSS 19.0 of 2012. The hypothesis was tested on base of the test of chi-square. Considering the Odds ratio and the confidence interval (CI) of 95 % in the interpretation, the results indicate that, in the sanitary organizations of Lubumbashi, the third party of nursing grapple with this phenomenon of the harassment. And it is the patients (57.76 %) that occupy the foreground of the harassers followed by their guides (16.57 %), colleagues (13.91 %) and heads (11.76 %). Among the victims of the harassment, 56.15 % of the nurses and 16.04 % of the doctors put under stress. In conclusion, the structures of health of the City of Lubumbashi work with a considerable number of doctors and nurses who put under stress because of the sexual harassment and it is the outsiders to the institutions of health, the patients and their guides mainly, that constitute the first protagonists of the sexual harassment in medical environment. The scale of put under stress subjects makes that the sexual harassment is perceived as thorny one problem which requires an approach of fight against this phenomenon in health institutions of Lubumbashi.


Keywords: Professional stress, sexual harassment, colleagues, hierarchy, patients, guides


Edition: Volume 7 Issue 4, April 2018,


Pages: 5 - 11


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