This page displays resources related to the topic of gender equity.
Exhibition Research and Findings: The Rare Privilege of Medicine
Monica Cronin, curator of ANZCA's Geoffrey Kaye Museum, has recently published an article regarding the exhibition 'The Rare Privilege of Medicine: Women Anaesthetists in Australia and New Zealand'. The article highlights the struggles of locating historical information about women in medicine and the stories of Dr. Janet Greig and Dr. Lily Jörgensen, two women featured within the exhibition.
Cronin M. Exhibition research and findings: the rare privilege of medicine. Journal of Anesthesia History. 2020 Jun;6(2):90-95. doi: 10.1016/j.janh.2018.10.004.
Access the exhibit online here.
Other articles in interest from Monica Cronin regarding gender include:
Cronin M. Anarcha, Betsey, Lucy, and the women whose names were not recorded: the legacy of J Marion Sims. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care. 2020 Nov 29:310057X20966606. doi: 10.1177/0310057X20966606.
The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) website has a page of resources, "About Respect: What we are doing", which details the 2018 Activities that were undertaken with regard to culture within the medical profession.
One of the policies/procedures that has been updated to reflect RACS commitment to building respect, and improving patient safety is the Diversity and Inclusion Plan.
The report reveals how high-performing companies enact the full suite of 10 practices, rather than taking a piecemeal approach, and how those practices can be customised to overcome each company’s unique challenges and drive greater acceptance across their workforce. With this report, organisations that want and need to drive change now have a blueprint for success that can be tailored and embedded throughout their culture and strategy.
This report by the Office of the Chief Scientist provides the first detailed analysis of Australia’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) trained workforce.
The Health Quality and Safety Commission (New Zealand) has developed three modules for health practitioners about implicit bias.
The learning and education videos were developed for Wiki Haumaru Tūroro - Patient Safety Week 2019.
Access the three modules, and one quiz here.
The future of the medical workforce - 2019 Report
Access/download the PDFof the report
Read further about the context of the report in an online article by Professor Anthony Scott (report author).
Scott, A. ANZ - Melbourne Institute - Health Sector Report: the future of the medical workforce. Melbourne: Melbourne Institute: Applied Economic & Social Research, The University of Melbourne, 2019.
The Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs) are a set of principles for business offering guidance on how to empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community.
Visit theWEPs websitefor more information
From the Executive Summary:
"The Australia’s Future Health Workforce – Doctors (AFHW - Doctors) report published in December 2014 indicated that Australia’s health workforce is under pressure and must undergo significant transformation to meet future demands for healthcare.
Despite the projected overall position of oversupply, imbalances within the medical specialty workforces currently exist and are projected to continue.
The anaesthesia report is part of the first segment of analysis under the capacity and distribution work. This report involves updating the supply and demand projections previously completed by the former Health Workforce Australia (HWA) and published in Health Workforce 2025 - Medical Specialists Volume 3 (HW 2025 Vol 3)."
Hear the latest in the conversation about Gender Equity, at: http://theconversation.com/au/topics/gender-equity-1439.
Published by Columbia University’s Engineering Boot Camp programs, this resource highlights inspiring, innovative individuals and organizations that have supported, celebrated, and/or made significant contributions to the LGBTQ+ tech community. The guide helps identify organizations and networking opportunities for those in the LGBTQ+ community and provides credible external resources to help this underrepresented population explore and grow in STEM.
AGA is a community organisation actively engaged in increasing public awareness and understanding of intersex, trans and gender diversity issues. In addition to training and education, they provide advocacy and support services, information and resources and are actively engaged in human rights and law reform.
Note: The information hub includes specific information for health professionals.
A Gender Agenda (AGA): Information Hub | Trans, Intersex and Gender Diverse Services, Canberra
This guide explains how to use language respectfully and inclusively when working with and referring to lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse, intersex, and queer and questioning people. It's for Victorian public sector employees.
LGBTIQ+ Inclusive Language Guide [PDF]
Pronouns.org is a practical resource dedicated to the empowering and inclusive use of personal pronouns in the English language.
Inclusion & diversity at ANZCA
For more information about gender equity, including links to information about the Gender Equity Sub-committee, please visit the Inclusion and diversity page on the ANZCA website.
You can read/download the Gender Equity Position Statement, resource toolkit and take self-assessment quiz on the Inclusion and diversity webpage.
These eLearning modules are on the Workplace Gender Equality Agency website. Within each of the modules you will find a suite of resources to help you complete the course.
Access the modules at this link.
Additionally, there is a Gender Strategy Toolkit available from the Workplace Gender Equality Agency.
Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Decadal Plan
The Australian Government has asked the Australian Academy of Science and the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering to develop a Women in STEM Decadal Plan. The purpose of the plan is to provide a 10-year roadmap for achieving sustained increases in women’s STEM participation and retention from school through to careers.
Champions of Change Coalition works with influential leaders to redefine men’s role in taking action on gender inequality. It activates peer groups of influential male leaders, supports them to step up beside women, and drives the adoption of actions across private sector and government.
There are a number of resources on their page about gender equity issues and how to take action.
The Department of Social Services (DSS) encourages and embraces diversity and inclusion. The benefits of a diverse workforce are well documented, with clear linkages to retention of staff, improved performance and service delivery to clients.
The Gender Equality Action Plan builds on the Department’s existing framework and commitment to diversity and inclusion, enhancing our existing gender equality and culture where all employees are able to receive and enjoy the same rewards, resources and opportunities regardless of their gender identity.
The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) is the professional association and union uniting doctors and dentists in New Zealand. ASMS produced a report titled "Making up for being female": Work-life balance, medical time and gender norms for women in the New Zealand senior medical workforce, which explores issues regarding working part-time and the construction of narratives around what a 'real doctor' does, and much more.
Visit the ASMS website for this and more publications.
ANZCA acknowledges the traditional custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises their unique cultural and spiritual relationships to the land, waters and seas and their rich contribution to society. We pay our respects to ancestors and Elders, past, present, and emerging.
ANZCA acknowledges and respects Māori as the Tangata Whenua of Aotearoa and is committed to upholding the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi, fostering the college’s relationship with Māori, supporting Māori fellows and trainees, and striving to improve the health of Māori.