Review paper: gender competencies in the medical curriculum: addressing gender bias in medicine.

Wong, Yut-Lin (2009) Review paper: gender competencies in the medical curriculum: addressing gender bias in medicine. Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health / Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health, 21 (4). pp. 359-76. ISSN 1941-2479

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Abstract

Gender inequalities in health and gender bias in medicine are interrelated challenges facing health care providers and educators. Women and girls are disadvantaged in accessing health care because of their low social status and unequal treatment in medical care. Gender bias has long been inherent in clinical practice, medical research, and education. This can be traced to the medical curriculum that shapes the perceptions, attitudes, and behavior of the future doctor. The author advocates medical curricula change to address gender inequalities in health and gender bias in medicine. She analyses the reasons for integration of gender competencies in the medical curriculum, discusses what gender competencies are, and reviews ways to in-build gender competencies and their assessment. Efforts to change and gender sensitize medical curricula in developed and developing countries are also reviewed. The review hopes to contribute to strategic medical curriculum reform, which would lead to gender-sensitive health services and equity in health.

Item Type: Article
Creators:
  1. Wong, Yut-Lin
Journal or Publication Title: Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health / Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health
Additional Information: Department of Health Research Development, Medical Education & Health Research Development Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. wongyl@ummc.edu.my
Uncontrolled Keywords: Curriculum; Education, Medical/methods
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Mr. Faizal Hamzah
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2011 10:36
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2011 10:36
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/1680

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