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Encyclopedia > Sexual misconduct

Sexual misconduct is misconduct of a sexual nature. A misconduct is a legal term meaning a wrongful, improper, or unlawful conduct motivated by premeditated or intentional purpose or by obstinate indifference to the consequences of ones acts. ...


In legal sense, for a person in a position of authority it includes in particular any sexual activity between him or her and one of his or her subordinates. This commonly includes teachers and their students, doctors and their patients, and employers and their employees. While such activity is usually not explicitly illegal, it is often against professional codes of ethics. For example, a teacher may be fired and a doctor may have his or her medical license revoked due to sexual misconduct. In addition, the person in the subordinate position may allege sexual harassment. Sexual behavior is a form of physical intimacy that may be directed to reproduction (one possible goal of sexual intercourse) and/or to the enjoyment of activity involving sexual gratification. ... Sexual harassment is harassment or unwelcome attention of a sexual nature. ...


In a more general sense see, e.g., sexual morality and Buddhist view of marriage. This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... While Buddhist practice varies considerably among its various schools, Marriage is one of the few concepts specifically mentioned in the context of Sila (Buddhist behavior discipline). ...


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The Iowa Board of Nursing | Home (1595 words)
Sexual contact with a client constitutes sexual misconduct and is a violation of the Iowa Code and Nursing Board rules.
Sexual misconduct: A specific type of professional misconduct which involves the use of power, influence, and/or special knowledge that is inherent in one's profession in order to obtain sexual gratification from the people a particular profession is intended to serve.
Sexual contact between a nurse and a former client after termination of the nurse-client relationship may still constitute unethical conduct if the sexual contact is a result of the exploitation of trust, knowledge, influence, or emotions derived from the professional relationship.
Sexual misconduct - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (169 words)
Sexual misconduct is misconduct of a sexual nature.
For a person in a position of authority it includes in particular any sexual activity between him or her and one of his or her subordinates.
For example, a teacher may be fired and a doctor may have his medical license revoked due to sexual misconduct.
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