Title

Harassment: a challenge at workplace

Document Type

Article

Department

School of Nursing and Midwifery, Pakistan

Abstract

Health care professionals are deeply involved in caring for the human life and during this process, they come in a close contact with the care recipients. This, at times, positions the health care professionals in a vulnerable situation including workplace harassment which is an offensive verbal or physical act and comprises of an unwanted behavior or advancement or demand for sexual and other favors. This conduct creates an intimidating, unfriendly, and offensive work environment (Sigal, 2006). Consequently, it impacts on care providers' performance, quality care and their retention in the system. Hence, it is important that the health care personnel should be provided with a safe and secured environment and their respect, dignity and honor should be maintained. Additionally, in-case of any mishaps, the perpetrator should be dealt accordingly.

Publication

i-manager's Journal on Nursing