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Sexual victimization in the workplace

  • Gillian Mezey

Abstract

While physical violence can be regarded as an occupational hazard for professionals who work with individuals who are unpredictable, mentally disturbed or simply opportunistic, sexual violence in the form of harassment or intimidation represents a risk for patients and staff alike. Both health professionals and patients are vulnerable to all forms of sexual exploitation and abuse, including harassment, indecent assault and rape. The perpetrators may be colleagues, clients or patients and it may take place in any of the varied settings that health professionals operate in.

Keywords

Sexual Abuse Sexual Harassment Sexual Contact Sexual Victimization Sexual Attraction 
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