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Achieving gender equality in the medical profession at university hospital – what needs to be done?
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
2008 (English)In: 3rd International Congress of Gender Medicine, Stockholm den 12-14 September 2008, 2008Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Female physicians experience unconstructive work conditions, inequality of pay, and less career advancement than their male counterparts in university hospitals despite increased share of women in medical education. In 2001 national research groups anchored at four University Hospitals in Sweden, Norway, Iceland and Italy started a comprehensive research called “Health and Organization among University hospital Physicians in four European countries” abbreviated - The HOUPE study. We aimed to compare hospitals organized differently in performing identical tasks of gender equality, clinical research and educating physicians, in order to assess how their work conditions and organizational framework effect on physicians’ career development, health and well-being. In this interactive session where the presenter will highlight some results from the study, the participants will have an opportunity to discuss experiences from their own hospital or university. Topics concerning gender equality are still provocative in many hospitals, but it is important that new information and knowledge from the session could be taken back to the participant’s organizations.

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gender equaality, physicians, career development
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-15580OAI: diva2:182100
Available from: 2008-12-05 Created: 2008-12-05Bibliographically approved

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