Gender Equity in the Medical Profession, 1st Edition

  • Maria Irene Bellini
  • Vassilios E. Papalois
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  • ISBN-10: 1522596003
  • ISBN-13: 9781522596004
  • DDC: 362.1081
  • 339 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released November 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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The presence of women in the practice of medicine extends back to ancient times; however, up until the last few decades, women have comprised only a small percentage of medical students. The gradual acceptance of women in male-dominated specialties has increased, but a commitment to improving gender equity in the medical community within leadership positions and in the academic world is still being discussed. This book delivers essential discourse on strategically handling discrimination within medical school, training programs, and consultancy positions in order to eradicate sexism from the workplace. Featuring research on topics such as gender diversity, leadership roles, and imposter syndrome, this book is ideally designed for health professionals, doctors, nurses, hospital staff, hospital directors, board members, activists, instructors, researchers, academicians, and students seeking coverage on strategies that tackle gender equity in medical education.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Advances in Medical Education, Research, and Ethics (AMERE) Book Series.
Associate Editors.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
1: Supporting Surgeons to Have Families: Fertility, Pregnancy, Parental Leave, and Return to Work.
2: Parental Leave During Surgical Training: Gender Equity, Parental Leave, Parental Policies, Childbearing, Conciliation, Surgery.
3: Representation of Gender Equality From the Perspective of the Medical Trainee and its Ripple Effect: Highlighting Gender Inequality in Medical Student Experiences.
4: Training Martians and Venusians on Jupiter: Gender Equity in Medical Training.
5: Understanding the Value of Gender Equity in Healthcare and How to Pursue It.
6: Sexism in Medical Communication.
7: Gender Equity in Medical Leadership.
8: The Gender Pay Gap in Medicine: Causes and Solutions.
9: Parallels Between Improving the Culture for Women in Surgery and a Surgical Approach to Improving Health for All.
10: Impostor Syndrome as a Risk Factor in the Development of Psychiatric Symptoms in Female Doctors.
11: The Imposter Phenomenon in the Medical Profession.
12: Who Will Take Care of Me? The Future of Human Resources in Anaesthesiology, Critical Care, and Emergency Medicine in Europe..
13: Gender Equity Evaluated by Five Successful Women in the Medical Profession.
14: Gender Equity in the Medical Profession as a Democratic Culture: The Portuguese Experience.
15: Gender Equity in Medicine in Sweden.
16: Women in the Medical Field in India: A Developing Economy – A Dichotomous Picture.
17: Gender Equity in Surgical Academia in Kuwait and the Arabian Gulf Region.
18: Gender Inequity in the United States Surgical Workforce.
19: Prophylaxis in Action: #MeToo for Women of Medical and Surgical Disciplines.
Compilation of References.
About the Contributors.