#PatientsToo. Sexual harassment by medical professionals

Published:September 27, 2018DOI:
      Recent articles have pointed the fact that sexual harassment is not uncommon between medical professionals [
      • Dzau V.J.
      • Johnson P.A.
      Ending sexual harassment in academic medicine.
      ]. Unfortunately, it seems that this harassment by faculty and staff members (that is, university/hospital professionals) is not limited to the students themselves, but also affects the patients. It is as if the medical profession was in itself a risk factor for sexual harassment. No doubt the necessary (sometimes imposed) nudity may represent the very cause of this increased risk of harassment, unless it is a psycho-pathological drift from a significant portion of carers and/or or trainers.
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