Crossing the line: Sexual misconduct by nurses reported to the National Practitioner Data Bank

  title={Crossing the line: Sexual misconduct by nurses reported to the National Practitioner Data Bank},
  author={Azza AbuDagga and Sidney M. Wolfe and Michael A. Carome and R E Oshel},
  journal={Public Health Nursing (Boston, Mass.)},
  pages={109 - 117}
Abstract Objective The objective of this study was to examine nurse sexual‐misconduct–related reports in the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) and to compare them with reports for other types of offenses. Design and Population We analyzed NPDB’s reports of adverse state nursing board licensure actions and malpractice payments for all nurses from January 1, 2003, to June 30, 2016. Results Overall, 882 nurses had sexual‐misconduct–related reports. Most were aged 35–54 (63.2%), male (63.2… Expand
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