Tag Archive for ‘racism’
Looking forward – May 2021
In this month’s column, Dr. Hoyt presents an overview of the College’s past experience with matters of race and outlines steps the organization is taking to create a more diverse and inclusive membership.
Make the call: A car crash, trauma care, standards, and inequity
Describes the College’s and The Joint Commission’s ongoing efforts to improve trauma care and provides an introduction to Dr. Coleman’s article describing her husband’s experiences at a state-verified Level II trauma center.
The prescription America needs right now is more than a vaccine
The author issues a call to action for health care systems to recognize the harmful effects of implicit bias on patient care through the lens of her husband’s experience at a state-verified Level II trauma center in the Chicago, IL, area.
ACS Resident and Associate Society: Diversity, equity, and inclusion in surgical patient care
The theme for this year’s RAS-ACS issue is Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Surgery.
Introduction: Diversity, equity, and inclusion: The House of Surgery needs work
This introduction to the annual RAS-ACS issue provides an overview of the benefits and challenges associated with developing processes and policies that support diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Diversity, equity, and inclusion: Leveling the playing field for surgical patients
Describes how the College can play a leadership role in reducing surgical care inequities to surgical care and identifies how the RAS-ACS Fellows are uniquely positioned to advocate for health care parity for underserved populations.
Glass ceilings and sticky floors: Examining diversity and inclusion in the surgical workforce
Identifies historical milestones in achieving a level of diversity in health care and summarizes areas requiring additional work, specifically the attitudes regarding gender equity and sexual orientation in the surgical workforce.
Mirror, mirror: How current societal issues reflect changes arising in surgery
HIGHLIGHTS Compares the challenges facing LGBTQ+ individuals, minorities, and women in surgery with emerging societal issues Describes lessons learned in other industries that could be used to improve diversity and equity in the surgical workforce Highlights the importance of intersectionality At one time, # meant “number” or was called the pound sign. Since the advent […]
Shoring up the pipeline: Increasing diversity in surgery by enhancing equity and inclusion in the surgical learning environment
HIGHLIGHTS Describes the importance of increasing diversity in surgery at the key phases of surgical training: recruitment, retention, and promotion Identifies how mentorship and sponsorship enhance equitable recruitment of surgeons Explores how policies that address both traditional and nontraditional family structures increase surgeon diversity and retention Summarizes how diverse role models help maintain an inclusive […]
Increasing membership diversity in surgical societies through intentional inclusion
HIGHLIGHTS Describes disparities facing URiMs in surgery and outlines solutions to increase diversity within surgical societies Summarizes how fostering inclusion in the surgical profession is important for both moral and practical reasons, including improved access to care and enhanced patient-provider communication Outlines how professional societies with inclusive policies demonstrate increases in recruitment and retention of […]
Task force reports on how the ACS can confront racism in surgery
Editor’s note: Following is the report from the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Task Force on Racial Issues. In his Presidential Address, J. Wayne Meredith, MD, FACS, MCCM, Chair of the task force and ACS President, summarizes the process the workgroup used to develop its recommendations, which included weekly Zoom meetings in June−September 2020. The […]
UVA makes progress in supporting and retaining a diverse surgical trainee population
Efforts over the last three years at the University of Virginia to improve the climate supporting a diverse and equitable setting for surgical trainees are identified.