• To provide support, advocacy & information services to patients who have experienced trauma, sexual abuse or other sexual boundary violations whilst a patient in any medical setting.
• Work on behalf of patients (who have been subject to abuse in a medical setting) and their families.
• Ensure that the patient’s autonomy and right to bodily integrity are preserved and that the dignity of each patient is valued.
• Educate professionals in the health care system and the general public about the impact of sexual abuse on patients and the breach of professional boundaries.
• Provide training and education in the prevention of sexual abuse of patients.
• Prevent abuse of patients, particularly sexual abuse.
In summary, our aims are to provide support to patients who have suffered sexual abuse and/or sexual boundary violations and to educate the public and Health Service to prevent such incidents.