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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 771-774

Physicians and healthcare professionals in the era of #Metoo

1 Department of Health Science, Ball State University, Muncie, IN, USA
2 Academy of Family Physicians of India, New Delhi, India
3 Department of Counseling Psychology, Ball State University, Muncie, IN, USA

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Dr. Jagdish Khubchandani
Department of Health Science, Ball State University, Muncie, IN
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_228_19

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Gender Based Violence is and has been a pervasive problem in our societies and communities. In recent times, there has been a renewed emphasis on the problem given the #MeToo movement and social activism. In this editorial, we discuss healthcare professions and gender-based violence in light of the #MeToo movement. Also, three major types of exchanges in the healthcare field have been described in relation to gender-based violence. Implications for practice and prevention of gender-based violence in healthcare systems worldwide have been discussed. Healthcare industry is one of the biggest and most prominent enterprises worldwide with lives at stake. Safety of providers and patients and violence free healthcare workplaces can significantly improve health outcomes. The #MeToo movement reminds us of our responsibilities and professional codes of conduct and demands that we always keep at the forefront—the rights of those we serve or interact with.

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