South African psychology board: Sexual harrassment complaints on the rise

November 19, 2011

The most recent "Psychology News" newsletter issued by the Health Professions Council of South Africa featured this brief item:

Complaints of sexual harassment on the increase

The HPCSA is concerned about the apparent increase in the number of sexually related complaints lodged
against healthcare practitioners.

Council has been investigating numerous cases so far this year and there has been an alarming increase in
the amount of cases that have gone on to a formal inquiry stage.

"It is shocking that there are practitioners who are abusing their powers and bringing the highly esteemed
profession into disrepute", Ms Marella O'Reilly, Acting Registrar and CEO said.

See here.


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