Search Tag: gender

ICU Management

European Society of Intensive Care Medicine Diversity Task Force

2018 01 Jun

In March the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) ( esicm.org ) announced its Diversity Task Force (pictured), which will draft a policy paper and code of conduct related to gender, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, race, culture, socioeconomic status and multi professionalism. ESICM is the first major international medical society... Read more

ICU Management

Addressing the gender gap in critical care

2018 01 Jun

A “persistent and pervasive” gender gap in academic critical care medicine is highlighted in a recent article in Critical Care Medicine by Geeta Mehta, MD, of the Department of Medicine and Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care Medicine, Sinai Health System, University of Toronto, Canada and colleagues from Canada and the UK (Mehta et al. 2018).... Read more

Health Management

Volume 17 - Issue 5, 2017

2017 09 Nov

Change content default value Read more

ICU Management

2017 04 Aug

Different preferences based on gender, influence the patient’s perspective of good quality in care and treatment. As future healthcare points towards more outpatient treatment and less hospitalisation, and as the majority of quality-studies are related to patients who are hospitalised or have chronic diseases, it seems interesting to explore the patient... Read more

ICU Management

Does Gender Matter in Resuscitation Teams?

2017 28 May

A simulated study of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) that compared performance by male and female medical students found that the female students performed less efficiently and were less effective resuscitation team leaders. The researchers, from the University of Basel and University Hospital Basel, suggest that gender-specific training may be... Read more

ICU Management

2017 08 Mar

Intensive care clinicians and researchers from around the world have published recommendations to improve the acknowledged gender inequity in the discipline, making a strong call to action “to better leverage our collective talent to the benefit of our profession and critically ill patients worldwide”. The article is available ahead of print in the... Read more

ICU Management

Volume 16 - Issue 3, 2016

2016 27 Sep

Change content default value Read more

ICU Management

Women in Leadership in Intensive Care Medicine

2016 27 Sep

There is a significant gender imbalance in positions of leadership in intensive care medicine. This complex problem requires action to ensure high quality and sustainable leadership for our specialty in the future.   Despite an increasing proportion of ‏women in the medical specialty ‏workforce, there are few female doctors ‏in positions of... Read more

IT Management

HIT Gender Pay Gap Widens

2016 10 Aug

The gap between men and women’s salaries in healthcare IT has widened in the last ten years according to HIMSS’ data. According to its biennial compensation survey, HIMSS found that women earned 78 percent of the average male IT worker’s pay in 2015. In 2006 the HIMSS Longitudinal Gender Compensation Assessment found that the average woman’s salary... Read more

Cardiology Management

ESC: CVD Kills 51% of Women, Breast Cancer Kills 3%

2015 06 Mar

CVD is the top cause of death in women in Europe Cardiovascular disease (CVD) kills 51% of women in Europe and breast cancer kills 3%, bucking the misperception that CVD is a man’s disease. CVD is the top killer in women and is largely preventable. The call for women to reduce their risk comes from the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) on International... Read more