Nursing: Workplace Sexual Harassment for California Health Care Managers

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About the Course

Sexual harassment fosters a toxic workplace that can lead to increased staff turnover, medical errors, patient dissatisfaction, and legal action against employers and those who commit sexual harassment. It is imperative that all persons in managerial positions know the laws that govern sexual harassment, how to recognize it, how to prevent it, and how to help employees who are victims of sexual harassment in the workplace. In 2018, the Governor of California signed SB 1343 which mandated that employers with five or more employees provide training to all employees, both supervisory and non-supervisory, by January 1, 2020 (California Legislative Information, 2018).  This course meets the California requirement for 2 contact hours of sexual harassment and abusive conduct prevention training to managerial employees once every 2-year period.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Define sexual harassment.
  • Describe behaviors that constitute sexual harassment.
  • Describe laws enacted to protect employees from sexual harassment.
  • Identify the categories of sexual harassment.
  • Explain what constitutes unwelcome, severe, and pervasive conduct.
  • Describe the concept of retaliation.
  • Identify strategies for managers to deal with and prevent sexual harassment.
  • Describe managerial roles and responsibilities regarding the investigation and prevention of sexual harassment.
  • Discuss nursing interventions and intent to change practice.

About the Author:
Adrianne E. Avillion, D.Ed., RN

Adrianne E. Avillion, D.Ed, RN, is an accomplished nursing professional development specialist and health care author. She earned her doctoral degree in adult education and her MSN from Penn State University and a BSN from Bloomsburg University. Dr. Avillion has held a variety of nursing positions as a staff nurse in critical care and physical medicine and rehabilitation settings with emphasis on neurological and mental health nursing, as well as a number of leadership roles in nursing professional development. She has published extensively and is a frequent presenter at conferences and conventions devoted to the specialty of continuing education and nursing professional development. Dr. Avillion owns and is the CEO of Strategic Nursing Professional Development, a business that specializes in continuing education for health care professionals and consulting services in nursing professional development. Her publications include: The Path to Stress-Free Nursing Professional Development: 50 No-Nonsense Solutions to Everyday Challenges and Nursing Professional Development: A Practical Guide for Evidence-Based Education.

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