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Nazar A Mohamed, Nadia Noor Abdulhadi, Abdullah A Al-Maniri, Nahida R Al-Lawati, Ahmed M Al-Qasmi
BACKGROUND: Participation of women in the medical profession over several countries worldwide was increased over the past decades. This paper is a part of ongoing studies aiming at addressing the issue of health workforce feminization among doctors in the Sultanate of Oman as well as exploring the health system readiness in dealing with this phenomenon. METHODS: Literature in addition to reports and records of the Ministry of Health, Oman (MoH), Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) and Oman Medical Specialty Board were reviewed regarding the gender of the doctors and the medical students...
April 27, 2018: Human Resources for Health
Carmelle Peisah, Georgina M Luscombe, Joanne K Earl, Chanaka Wijeratne
Despite increasing interest from the medical profession in aging and retirement, we know little about effects of gender, marital status, and cohort on aging within the profession. We surveyed 1,048 Australian doctors from "younger" (55-64) and "older" (65-89) cohorts, investigating gender and marital effects on perceptions of successful aging, career, and retirement intent. Women intend to retire earlier. Younger cohort and married women more frequently viewed their career as a calling, while women in general, and single women more frequently, endorsed personal successful aging more than men...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Women & Aging
Louella McCarthy
This paper examines the experiences of women in one professional organisation - the British Medical Association in Australia - during a significant period in the development of such bodies. In doing so it offers an opportunity to consider the relationship between professional societies and the construction of a gendered profession. For the medical profession in particular the time-frame of this study, from the 1880s to the 1930s, has been regarded by scholars as especially important. In this period various features of medical professionalism came to prominence: the status and authority of doctors, the processes of formally registering medical credentials, and the scope and cohesiveness of professional associations...
January 2018: Medical History
A van Doorne-Huiskes
The differences between men and women in their participation in the labour force and education are diminishing: in 2015, 71% of all women between the ages of 20 and 65 had a paid job (in comparison with 82% of men) and the Emancipation monitor 2016 reveals that women more often receive higher education than men. In the study of medicine, this expresses itself in the fact that 68% of new students in 2015 were women. As a consequence the number of women doctors is increasing. The numbers for 2013 show that 65% of active dentists are men and 35% women...
November 2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Tandheelkunde
Shehla Baqi, Amal Albalbeesi, Sundus Iftikhar, Naila Baig-Ansari, Mohammad Alanazi, Awadh Alanazi
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) is an Islamic monarchy and was established in 1932. Saudi women first entered the medical field in 1975 and the country has since seen a steady increase in women pursuing medicine. However, there is limited data on gender related issues for women doctors practicing in Saudi Arabia. Therefore, our study objective was to assess the perception amongst peers regarding gender equality and social issues faced by women doctors in Saudi Arabia. An online anonymous cross-sectional survey was administered in English to doctors at King Khalid Hospital, affiliated to King Saud University, in Riyadh, between April and May of 2016...
2017: PloS One
Beatrice Emmanouil, Michael J Goldacre, Trevor W Lambert
BACKGROUND: It is important to inform medical educators and workforce planners in Anaesthesia about early career choices for the specialty, factors that influence them and to elucidate how recent choices of men and women doctors relate to the overall historical trends in the specialty's popularity. METHODS: We analysed longitudinal data on career choice, based on self-completed questionnaires, from national year-of-qualification cohorts of UK-trained doctors from 1974 to 2012 surveyed one, three and 5 years post-qualification...
July 25, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
Fay Smith, Michael J Goldacre, Trevor W Lambert
Objective To report on any adverse effects on health and wellbeing of working as a doctor, as described by senior doctors. Design Questionnaires sent in 2014 to all medical graduates of 1974 and 1977. Participants 3695 UK medical graduates. Setting United Kingdom. Main outcome measures Statements about adverse effects upon health, wellbeing and career. Results The aggregated response rate from contactable doctors was 84.6% (3695/4369). In response to the question 'Do you feel that working as a doctor has had any adverse effects on your own health or wellbeing?', 44% of doctors answered 'yes'...
May 2017: Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine
Seyedeh Zahra Masoumi, Farideh Kazemi, Khodayar Oshvandi, Mozhgan Jalali, Ali Esmaeili-Vardanjani, Hossein Rafiei
Objective: To examine effect of an educational program on pregnant women's fear of normal vaginal delivery. Fear of natural childbirth during pregnancy may increase the risk of caesarean section. Educational programs may be effective in reducing women fear of natural childbirth. Materials and methods: This randomized controlled trial conducted from September 2012 to January 2013 in Hamadan, Iran. One hundred fifty eligible women were randomly assigned to group "A" (Intervention group, n = 75) or group "B" (Control group, n = 75)...
September 2016: Journal of Family & Reproductive Health
Y H Ting, H Y Tse, W C Lam, K S Chan, T Y Leung
INTRODUCTION: "Ripple Action" and "WE Stand" are projects co-organised by the Hong Kong Women Doctors Association. The two projects organise free cervical screening for low-income women, new immigrants from Mainland China, and ethnic minority women. The objective of this study was to analyse the pattern of cervical smear abnormalities in these marginalised women. METHODS: The study group consisted of 1189 marginalised women who participated in a free cervical screening campaign, including 324 low-income local Chinese, 540 new immigrants from Mainland China, and 325 ethnic minority women...
February 2017: Hong Kong Medical Journal, Xianggang Yi Xue za Zhi
Ioannis D Gkegkes, Christos Iavazzo, Thalia A Sardi, Matthew E Falagas
Women were allowed to practice the medical profession during the Byzantine Empire. The presence of female physicians was not an innovation of the Byzantine era but actually originated from ancient Greece and Rome. The studies and the training of women doctors were apparently equivalent to those of their male colleagues. The principal medical specialties of the female doctors were gynecology and midwifery. Byzantine legislation treated relatively equally both female and male doctors. For this reason, it can be assumed that the presence of female doctors was correlated with the position of women in Byzantine society...
March 2017: World Journal of Surgery
Rhiannon Braund, Emily Henderson, Erica McNab, Rachel Sarten, Emily Wallace, Natalie Gauld
Background In 2012, in a first for the developed world, New Zealand reclassified trimethoprim to allow specially trained pharmacists to supply the medicine without a prescription to women with cystitis fitting specific criteria. Objective This study explored pharmacists' views of the training and screening tool, impact on practice, and the pharmacists' perceptions of views of patients and doctors. Methods Structured interviews were conducted with 28 New Zealand pharmacists trained to supply trimethoprim. These pharmacists were selected to represent geographical spread as well as urban, suburban and rural...
December 2016: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
Herbert Rakatansky
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November 1, 2016: Rhode Island Medical Journal
Shelly Lachish, Elena Svirko, Michael J Goldacre, Trevor Lambert
BACKGROUND: The greater participation of women in medicine in recent years, and recent trends showing that doctors of both sexes work fewer hours than in the past, present challenges for medical workforce planning. In this study, we provide a detailed analysis of the characteristics of doctors who choose to work less-than-full-time (LTFT). We aimed to determine the influence of these characteristics on the probability of working LTFT. METHODS: We used data on working patterns obtained from long-term surveys of 10,866 UK-trained doctors...
October 13, 2016: Human Resources for Health
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2016: [Rinshō Ketsueki] the Japanese Journal of Clinical Hematology
Zipora Shehory-Rubin
In 1938, some 40 Israeli women doctors met in the home of Dr. Hannah Jacob-Peller in Tel-Aviv, to consider the possibility of forming an association of women doctors to represent their interests. They chose Dr. Jacob-Peller as chairwoman, decided that the organization's center would be in Tel-Aviv and that they would hold meetings on socio-professional matters and offer a lecture program. World War II delayed the official creation of the association, only achieved in 1948, when 673 female practitioners were registered...
May 2016: Harefuah
Davorina Petek, Tadeja Gajsek, Marija Petek Ster
BACKGROUND: Women physicians face many challenges while balancing their many roles: doctor, specialist trainee, mother and partner. The most opportune biological time for a woman to start a family coincides with a great deal of demands and requirements at work. In this study we explored the options and capabilities of women GP specialist trainees in coordinating their family and career. METHODS: This is a phenomenological qualitative research. Ten GP specialist trainees from urban and rural areas were chosen by the purposive sampling technique, and semi-structured in-depth interviews were conducted, recorded, transcribed and analysed by using thematic analysis process...
January 28, 2016: BMC Medical Education
K Young, J Fisher, M Kirkman
STUDY QUESTION: What do women with endometriosis recall being told about their fertility by their healthcare providers? SUMMARY ANSWER: Women recalled being given varied information and advice, and gave examples of empathic and individualized care from doctors but also reported opportunities for enhancing clinical practice. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: There is evidence of an association between endometriosis and infertility. However, the strength of this association and the mechanisms that underlie it are not yet known nor are the implications for optimum healthcare...
March 2016: Human Reproduction
Saki Horie, Masumi Takeuchi, Kazue Yamaoka, Michiko Nohara, Naoko Hasunuma, Hiroko Okinaga, Kyoko Nomura
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to develop a scale of "women-doctor-friendly working conditions in a hospital setting". METHODS: A task team consisting of relevant people including a medical doctor and a hospital personnel identified 36 items related to women-doctor-friendly working conditions. From December in 2012 to January in 2013, we sent a self-administered questionnaire to 807 full-time employees including faculty members and medical doctors who worked for a university-affiliated hospital...
2015: Nihon Eiseigaku Zasshi. Japanese Journal of Hygiene
Vanessa Heggie
The lives of the first women doctors in Britain have been well studied by historians, as have the many debates about the right of women to train and practice as doctors. Yet the relationship between these women and their most obvious comparators and competitors-the newly professionalized hospital nurses-has not been explored. This article makes use of a wide range of sources to explore the ways in which the first lady doctors created "clear water" between themselves and the nurses with whom they worked and trained...
2015: Bulletin of the History of Medicine
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