Suppressing the Voices of the Survivors

Australian Journal of Social Issues, Vol. 33, No. 3, pp. 211-229

10 Pages Posted: 22 Nov 2009 Last revised: 20 Jun 2018

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Patricia L. Easteal

University of Canberra - School of Law and Justice

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Date Written: 1998

Abstract

Factors that have stopped victims of sexual assault or exploitation by health professionals from reporting the assaults - sense of shame is the principal deterrent - inequality and trust inherent between patient and practitioner - experiences for those who do report may be less than satisfactory.

Keywords: sexual assault, reporting sexual assault

Suggested Citation

Easteal, Patricia L., Suppressing the Voices of the Survivors (1998). Australian Journal of Social Issues, Vol. 33, No. 3, pp. 211-229. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1511387

Patricia L. Easteal (Contact Author)

University of Canberra - School of Law and Justice ( email )

Australia

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