Sexual Harassment and Prevention Training


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Start Date

1 Sep 2023

Last Review Date

29 Mar 2024

Expiration Date

31 Aug 2026

Estimated Time To Finish

120 Minutes

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Activity Description

Sexual harassment is a pervasive issue in workplaces, including academic medicine and healthcare facilities. Legislation exists to combat this unacceptable practice, yet surveys reveal its prevalence in the healthcare sector. Sexual harassment comes in various forms, from unwanted advances to gender-based discrimination, affecting worker wellness and patient care delivery. Mental health repercussions and staff turnover are common consequences. Training and preventive measures are crucial for recognizing and addressing sexually offensive behaviors. Institutional changes, such as enhanced senior faculty training and encouraging bystander complaints, are essential for creating harassment-free environments. Reflecting on workplace culture, emphasizing prevention, and implementing policy reviews are vital steps toward creating lasting change in all medical fields.

Clinicians participating in this activity can expect to gain comprehensive knowledge and skills crucial for fostering safe and respectful workplace environments. This activity provides clinicians with an understanding of anti-sexual harassment legislation, the various forms of sexual harassment, and its effects on both individuals and organizational dynamics within healthcare settings. By engaging in such training, clinicians can learn to recognize potential sexually offensive behaviors and understand their responsibilities in creating and maintaining harassment-free workplaces. Additionally, clinicians can acquire strategies for effectively preventing sexual harassment, promoting inclusivity, and responding appropriately to instances of harassment. Overall, participation in this sexual harassment and prevention activity equips clinicians with the tools necessary to contribute to a culture of respect, support, and professionalism within their healthcare institutions.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, physician associates, nurses, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, dentists, and social workers.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Identify the types and effects of sexual harassment.

  • Identify the roles of the bystander and leadership for effective harassment prevention.

  • Determine the scope of the problem and barriers to reporting incidents of sexual harassment.

  • Collaborate with interprofessional team members to prevent sexual harassment and ensure a culture of inclusion and diversity.


StatPearls, LLC requires everyone who influences the content of an educational activity to disclose relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies that have occurred within the past 24 months. Ineligible companies are organizations whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. All relevant conflict(s) of interest have been mitigated. Hover over contributor names for financial disclosures. Others involved in planning this educational activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Commercial Support: This activity has received NO commercial support.

Continuing Education Accreditation Information

In support of improving patient care, StatPearls, LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, StatPearls, LLC is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. StatPearls, LLC maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 2.00 continuing education credits.

Social Workers: StatPearls, LLC designates this continuing education activity for 2.00 ASWB ACE credit(s) for social workers. Social Workers should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Please consult your professional licensing board for information on the applicability and acceptance of continuing education credit for this activity.

Method of Participation and Credit

  1. Register for the activity.    
  2. Review the target audience, learning objectives, and disclosure information.
  3. Study the educational content of the enduring material.
  4. Choose the best answer to each activity test question. To receive credit and a certificate, you must pass the test questions with a minimum score of 100%.
  5. Complete the post-activity assessment survey.

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Unapproved Uses of Drugs/Devices: In accordance with FDA requirements, the audience is advised that information presented in this continuing education activity may contain references to unlabeled or unapproved uses of drugs or devices. Please refer to the FDA-approved package insert for each drug/device for full prescribing/utilization information.

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Excellent topic!

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Stat pearls is great

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Adrienne J. on 7/11/2023

Thanks for offering the sexual harassment training. It is sometimes more difficult to find than other CE topics, yet it is a requirement for continuing registered nursing licensing in Illinois.

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a lot of repetition of information, could be a little more concise. However, the information presented was very informative

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