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Australian registered nurses describe the health care workplace and its responsiveness to sexual harassment:

Jeanne Madison

Australian Health Review 20(2) 102 - 115
Published: 1997


This report is a summary of findings from a 1995 study of Australian registered nursesand their perceptions of their health care workplaces, especially as it relates to sexualharassment. There is little Australian-based empirical research available to guidehospitals and health care facilities in developing appropriate policies regarding sexualharassment. Additionally, hospitals have few assessment tools at their disposal todetermine if policies and procedures are well known and effective. As the majoremployer of registered nurses, hospitals and health care facilities need to be concernedabout employees? perceptions of the workplace.

© AHHA 1997

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