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Table 3 Stressful job duties as reported by forensic physicians (N = 133)

From: Work burnout and coping strategies among Egyptian forensic physicians: a national study

Forensic examiners (n = 87): n (%)*
1. Defending reports in court. 56 (64.4)
2. Attending legal execution procedures. 49 (56.3)
3. Exhumation of corpses, examination, and autopsy. 45 (51.7)
4. Examination of victims of sexual assault. 39 (44.8)
5. Examination of children as victims of physical or sexual abuse. 32 (36.8)
6. Deciding on medical malpractice cases. 24 (27.6)
7. Performing autopsies. 21 (24.1)
8. Examination of victims of domestic violence. 13 (14.9)
9. Identification and determination of the cause of death in mass casualties. 12 (13.8)
10. Deciding on the medical release of prisoners. 11 (12.6)
11. Evaluation of the mental state of accused in criminal cases. 9 (10.3)
12. Examination of injured persons to determine severity and disability. 7 (8)
13. Examination of homicidal, work-related, and accidental injuries 7 (8)
Forensic pathologists (n = 46): n (%)*
1. Defending reports in court. 37 (80.4)
2. Preparation and examination of corpses specimens. 21 (45.7)
3. Examining crime scene evidence. 6 (13)
4. Paternity cases. 6 (13)
5. Laboratory examination of blood, urine, semen, and abortus. 5 (10.9)
  1. *Responses are not mutually exclusive