Diversity in Action: Diversity in Medicine, 1st Edition

  • Cathleen Small
  • Published By: Rosen Central
  • ISBN-10: 1499440847
  • ISBN-13: 9781499440843
  • DDC: 610
  • Grade Level Range: 5th Grade - 8th Grade
  • 48 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released September 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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The days when white men filled physician positions and nurses were expected to be only women are far behind us. A far more diverse team of employees populates today's medical facilities. This edifying volume highlights the rocky road traversed by so many to get where we are today, as well as the gaps that continue to exist, supported by eye-opening statistics. Inspiring figures featured throughout emphasize the hard work and perseverance of some of medicine's most brilliant and determined figures, such as revolutionary ophthalmologist Patricia Bath and physician Kumar Bahuleyan. Dr. Bahuleyan used his skills and wealth to bring medical care to his poverty-stricken hometown.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Diversity on the Rise.
1: Bennet Omalu: Discovering Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy.
Racial Diversity in Medicine.
2: Patricia Bath: Revolutionizing Ophthalmology.
Gender Diversity in Medicine.
3: Elizabeth Blackwell: The First US Female Doctor.
Economic and Social Diversity in Medicine.
4: Kumar Bahuleyan: A Great Doctor from Humble Origins.
Cultural Diversity in Medicine.
5: Maria Siemionow: Groundbreaking Surgeon.
Diverse Abilities in Medicine.
6: Brian Skotko: Raising Awareness and Helping Families.
For Further Reading.