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.

Target Audience

Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Social Workers, Physician Assistants, Residents and Medical School Students.

Learning Objectives

  • 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.
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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 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
Course opens: 
06/01/2017
Course expires: 
12/31/2022

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, indicated that neither she nor her spouse/partner has relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies, and she will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in her presentations or discussions.

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.
              
Baptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 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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