UK case shown as evidence of culture of impunity

Compliance & Discipline,

This article illustrates multiple examples of surgeons carving initials or other symbols onto the organs of patients during surgery. The authors of a report on "Breaking the Silence: Addressing Sexual Misconduct in Healthcare" suggest that cases like these serve as evidence of a culture of impunity, where colleagues in the operating room are inhibited from reporting such acts due to the imbalance of power and fear of how complaints against senior staff may jeopardize their careers. The report also addresses the normalization of inappropriate (oftentimes sexual) conduct among top-notch surgeons.

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