Gender Equity in the Medical Profession
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Gender Equity in the Medical Profession

Maria Irene Bellini (Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, UK) and Vassilios E. Papalois (Imperial College London, UK)
Release Date: August, 2019|Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 339
ISBN13: 9781522595991|ISBN10: 1522595996|EISBN13: 9781522596004|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-9599-1


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.

Gender Equity in the Medical Profession 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.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Gender Diversity
  • Glass Ceiling
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Imposter Syndrome
  • Leadership Roles
  • Medical Communication
  • Public Health
  • Sexism
  • Unconscious Bias
  • Work-Life Balance

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