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BLACK WOMEN IN HEALTH
UNDER-REPRESENTED AND UNDER-SERVED: WHY MINORITY ROLE MODELS MATTER IN HEALTHCARE.
Research has shown that having academic contact with female professionals in science, technology, engineering and Medicine can have positive influences on students—female students in particular. For girls and young women studying these subjects in school, being able to identify female role models helps them imagine themselves as Healthcare professionals. The role models enhance their perceptions of such careers and boost their confidence in studying such subjects.
BLACK WOMEN IN MEDICINE
The first time I watched black women in medicine documentary, I stumbled upon it whilst reaseching black women pioneers in medicine. It is the first feature film to chronicle the lives of women who challenge stereotypes, race, gender, class, and culture to achieve their dream of becoming physicians.
WHO CARES FOR THE CARER?
You can’t pour from an empty cup – but how does this apply to healthcare professionals? How do you refill, recharge and take care of your mental state, when your work quite literally demands that you constantly look after others first? Who cares for the carers ?