88870 - Bullying, Discrimination and Sexual Harassment
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The learning aims of the eLearning Bullying, Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Unit that contains 3 modules, is to identify acceptable workplace behaviours, identify strategies that make the workplace safe and supportive, identify the concepts of direct and indirect bullying, discrimination or sexual harassment and employ strategies for detection.Relevance to General Practice
In Australia, there are a variety Federal and State/Territory laws against bullying, discrimination and sexual harassment. It is imperative to make yourself aware of the specific definitions relevant to your workplace.
From several studies undertaken, there is an large indication that bullying and harassment is an issue in medical workplaces. For example, from a study published in the Australian Health Review (2012), quarter of the 747 medical workers surveyed for a study reported to have been bullied in the previous 12 months. This is similar to the identified incidences published in Health Care Management Review (also 2012).
In 2015, AMA President Associate Professor Brian Owler challenged the medical profession to “set the benchmark” in eliminating sexual harassment, bullying and other unacceptable behaviour from the workplace. Taken from AMA Report – AMA declares zero tolerance for sexual harassment, bullying. Mar 2015