The provision of health care usually involves a degree of physical proximity and contact between the caregiver and patient, but unfortunately, a few individuals in the industry have exploited such situations to commit abuse. (Photo: Shutterstock)

The delivery of health care services in a range of settings and to different categories of patients can give rise to a variety of risk factors. With most industry sectors seeking coverage for sexual molestation liability, the focus is almost exclusively upon the risk of abuse involving minors. While that is obviously a key consideration for health care providers too, they also face arguably the greatest and most complex issues of risk management and abuse prevention involving vulnerable adults under their care and supervision.

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