Discrimination, bullying and sexual harassment: where next for medical leadership?

David AK Watters and David J Hillis
Med J Aust 2015; 203 (4): . || doi: 10.5694/mja15.00754
Published online: 17 August 2015

Sexual harassment, the perceived career damage that can result from reporting such behaviour, and inconsistent standards of response by medical colleges and health services hit the headlines in early 2015.1 A background briefing paper published by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) in June 2015,2 as well as several articles in this issue of the Journal3-6 confirm these concerns are real.

  • 1 Deakin University and Barwon Health, Geelong, VIC
  • 2 Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Melbourne, VIC
  • 3 University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC


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