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.
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.
The Health Quality and Safety Commission (New Zealand) has just released some modules for health practitioners about implicit bias, as part of its Patient Safety Week.
The learning and education videos below 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 PDF version of the report here.
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. Accessed 11 July 2019.
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)."
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.
Inclusion & diversity at ANZCA
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.
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.
Male Champions of Change (MCC) Institute 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.