Inequities in Women’s Healthcare
Gender-based healthcare inequities can put women at risk for misdiagnoses, ineffective treatments and compromised care. Contributors to disparities in women’s healthcare include deficits in gender-based research and an often unintentional yet intrinsic practitioner bias. Increased awareness among practitioners, patients and medical schools is needed in order to avoid gender bias.
Original Release Date: June 2017
Review Date: December 2022
Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Social Workers, Physician Assistants, Residents and Medical School Students.
- Recognize important documented inequities in women's health, from prevention to diagnosis and treatment, in a U.S. and international context.
- Distinguish significant disparities in public health, medical education, research and healthcare provision.
- Discuss strategies for healthcare providers, patients and the community to break down obstacles contributing to healthcare inequities.
Ana M. Viamonte Ros, M.D., MPH
Secretary of Health and Surgeon General, State of Florida (2007-2011)
Medical Director, Palliative Care and Bioethics, Baptist Health South Florida
Associate Dean for Women in Medicine and Science and
Associate Professor for Department of Health, Humanities and Society
Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Florida International University
Ana M. Viamonte Ros, M.D., MPH, faculty for this educational activity, has no relevant financial relationship with ineligible companies* to disclose and has indicated that the presentation or discussion will not include off-label or unapproved product usage.
J. Arturo Fridman, M.D., and Sanford M. Markham, M.D., conference directors for this educational activity, have no relevant financial relationship with ineligible companies*.
Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development, and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies*.
*Ineligible companies -- Companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
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- 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 1.25 General certificate of attendance
- 1.25 Florida Board of Clinical Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Mental Health Counselors
- 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
- 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
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