I have heard that patients frequently sexually harass nurses and nurses are frequently the victims of inappropriate actions of completely competent male patients saying inappropriate sexual innuendo towards female nurses. Things like
"You can come lay next to me when you're done with your meds." or
"When you're done with your paperwork, why don't you come give me a bath"
I have also heard of physicians using their perceived sense of power to make inappropriate sexual advances toward other work place professionals who may feel a sense of powerlessness as "subordinates". Both types of actions disgust me. For the physicians engaging in such activity, you represent your profession poorly. I'm not here to judge your worthiness as a human but I can say that I have no desire to work with you as colleagues. How you act toward others is a direct reflection on how you act toward me and my patients and I want no part of it, unless I have no choice in the matter. At which point I will put up with it out of necessity.
As for patients, I want to know how you as a nurse respond to inappropriate sexual advances from patients. What is the appropriate course of action?