From hollywood to the health service: Sexual harassment at work
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From hollywood to the health service: Sexual harassment at work

Lynne Pearce Freelance health journalist

Health organisations are expected to take sexual harassment of staff seriously – even when the abuser is a vulnerable patient

The Harvey Weinstein case has lifted the lid on sexual harassment, prompting shocking revelations and allegations of abuse in industries stretching from Hollywood to Westminster. There is growing acceptance that many people are subjected to inappropriate and even criminal behaviours in their working lives, from unwanted sexual remarks to rape. But how prevalent is this kind of behaviour in healthcare?

Nursing Standard. 32, 16-19,20-22. doi: 10.7748/ns.32.16.20.s18

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