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9/17/19 - Medical Grand Rounds: Gender-based Harassment in Health Care Settings





Credit Hours: CME 1.00

Target Audience:

Faculty, residents, fellows, and community physicians in General Internal Medicine and subspecialties.

Educational Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe characteristics of women Veterans that increase vulnerability to effects of harassment.
  • Review End Harassment Initiative Components.
  • Recognize that the harassing behavior, not the harasser, is problematic.
  • Describe therapeutic interventions to end harassment that preserve the dignity of all parties.

Suggested Additional Reading:

  1. Internal communication, National Survey on Harassment of Women Veterans performed in FY18 and FY19, Center for Women’s Health, VHA.
  2. McCauley, HL, Blosnich, JR, and Dichter, ME. Adverse Childhood Experiences and Adult Health Outcomes Among Veteran and Non-Veteran Women. J Women’s Health. 2015; 24(9): 723-729.
  3. Weitlauf, JC, LaCroix, AZ, Bird, CE, Woods, NF, Washington, DL, Katon, JG, LaMonte, MJ, Goldstein, MK, Bassuk, SS, Sarto, G, and Stefanik, ML. Prospective Analysis of Health and Mortality Risk in Veteran and non-Veteran Participants in the Women’s Health Initiative. Women’s Health Issues. 2015; 25(6): 649-657.
  4. Zimmerman, E, and Woolf, SH. Understanding the relationship between education and health. Discussion Paper, Institute of Medicine, Washington, DC. 2014.
  5. Zwack, J, and Schweitzer, J. If Every Fifth Physician is Affected by Burnout, What About the Other Four? Resilience Strategies of Experienced Physicians. Academic Medicine. 2013; 88(3): 382-389.

Erin Brewer, MD, MPH — Women’s Health Medical Director Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System
No relationships with industry relevant to the content of this educational activity have been disclosed.
Melissa McNeil, MD, MPH — Professor of Medicine Associate Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine Chief, Section of Women's Health Director, Comprehensive Women's Health Program Program Director, BIRCWH Program Director, Women's Health Fellowship University of Pittsburgh
No relationships with industry relevant to the content of this educational activity have been disclosed.
Authors disclosure of relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients is listed above. No other planners, members of the planning committee, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.