Dutch nurses are to launch a national campaign against demands for sexual services by patients who claim it should be part of their standard care. NU'91, a union representing the nurses, is calling the campaign "I Draw The Line Here", with an advert that features a young woman covering her face with crossed hands.
The union said in a statement on Thursday that the campaign follows a complaint it received in the last week from a 24-year-old woman who said a 42-year-old disabled man asked her to provide sexual services as part of his care at home.
The young woman witnessed some of the man's other nurses offering him sexual gratification, the union said.
When she refused to do the same, he tried to dismiss her on the grounds that she was unfit to provide care.
"This type of action is not part of the job responsibilities of carers and nurses," NU'91 said.
The case has been reported to police, the union added.