Mistaken for nurses – women medical specialists face unique set of biases

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Mistaken for nurses – women medical specialists face unique set of biases

Keira
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Charlotte Chambers
ASMS principal researcher Charlotte Chambers says medicine is in danger of losing some of its top specialists due a rigid, gender-biased system
Society is changing and medicine needs to change with it if it wants to retain a new breed of bright young doctors, according to one researcher. B, Quote from Charlotte Chamber's Women in Medicine research presentation, Dr Chambers uses slides to show quotes from her Women in Medicine research

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Wonder how they feel about being mistaken for nurses? Nurses who face the same pressures to balance expectations of their employer, education, family, work and are paid 60% (or more) less. 

 

 

I should point out the interviewees did say there was nothing wrong with being a nurse, it was the assumption that they must be a nurse because they were a woman that bothered them.

Keira