Letters Sexual harassment

Students face deep conflict in reporting harassment

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i5018 (Published 26 September 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i5018
  1. Jane H Williams, researcher1,
  2. Christopher Mayes, postdoctoral research fellow1,
  3. Wendy Lipworth, senior research fellow1
  1. 1Centre for Values, Ethics, and the Law in Medicine (VELiM), University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
  1. jane.h.williams{at}sydney.edu.au

Coopes describes steps to change the culture of bullying and harassment in Australia’s medical profession.1 We applaud the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons for its action plan to tackle such harassment,2 but the problem goes much deeper than surgeons behaving badly.

In 2015 we conducted a study in New South Wales about conflicts of interest in medicine. Participants were …

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