Too many people trying to play doctor with Korean nurses

According to research by Ko Jin-hee at Donga University in Busan, more than half of Korean nurses surveyed say they have been sexually harassed or assaulted.

The Korea Times article reports that of the 347 participants in the study, 55.3 percent reported that they were sexually assaulted within their first two years.

The most popular mode of the degenerates, according to the KT:

Specifics varied: some assailants tried to lure the nurses to blind spots; some acted like they wanted sexual services; some tried to have sexual intercourse.

The numbers jump for nurses in the five to ten year bracket with a whopping 70 percent saying they have been harassed and 68 percent of those who have worked more than ten years reporting abuse.

According to Ko’s findings, 51 percent said that the incidents take place at after work gatherings and 38 percent during work hours.

Doctors were the most frequent assailants followed by patients, patient’s guardians and hospital workers.

11 percent of those surveyed pretended to go along with it “out of hopelessness” or, as the KT put it, “fear of mess up the mood.”

  • Sigmund

    “Doctors were the most frequent assailants…”

    I’ve known about this for years. Before my wife became a professor, she worked as a nurse. She told me she was constantly hit on/harassed by doctors and med students while on internships.

  • keyinjpop

    They can’t resist a lady in a nurse outfit.

  • Jang

    Next up “foreign English teacher done did it sexually to Korean hospital nurse.”

  • que337

    Grey’s Anatomy might not be enough for them, given 미드(‘미’국 ‘드’라마: American drama) is so popular in SK.

  • Andrew

    “38 percent during work hours” Your article needs to research more outside of work.

  • Sigmund

    Except the doctors are really nerdy looking, socially inept and have an inflated sense of self-worth.