Time’s Up Healthcare Sets a Wake-Up Call
“I’ve worked since I was 15, and I’ve experienced harassment. I knew something was wrong, but there wasn’t a name for it, and people didn’t talk about things like that,” said Tiffany Love, PhD, FACHE, GNP, ANP-BC, regional chief nursing officer at Coastal Healthcare Alliance in Rockport, ME. For years, many women had similar experiences. They were victims of sexual harassment or discrimination, but they suffered in silence. Sometimes they confided in someone, only to feel shamed or dismissed. Although women make up over 80% of the health care workforce, there are still many instances of sexual harassment, inequity, and bullying.