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Gender bias alive and well in health care roles, study shows

Results of a multi-center study of patients' assumptions about health care professionals' roles based on gender show significant stereotypical bias towards males as physicians and females as nurses. The research team, led ...

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Gender bias continues in recognition of physicians and nurses

A new study has shown that patients are significantly more likely to correctly identify male physicians and female nurses, demonstrating continuing gender bias in the health care environment. These lingering perceptions may ...

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New study shows female physician bias in ICU admissions

A female patient treated by a female physician is less likely to be admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU) compared to a male patient treated by a male physician, according to researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the ...

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Certain stresses, burnout causing some women to leave medicine

(HealthDay)—Though equal numbers of men and women are now entering medical schools, the majority of physicians are still male, and female physicians face several unique stressors, according to a report published online ...

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