Preventing the tower from toppling for women in surgery

Show simple item record Jagsi, Reshma Padayachy, Llewellyn Surender, Rebecca 2020-06-17T15:15:33Z 2020-06-17T15:15:33Z 2019-02
dc.description.abstract In a rich qualitative analysis of interviews with women who left surgical training in Australia, Rhea Liang and colleagues report in The Lancet their study that applied insights from feminist and social theories to illuminate how various factors interact to disadvantage women. They persuasively argue that various stresses accumulate like a tower of stacked blocks. Eventually, an individual's tower can reach a height that it will topple in the absence of efforts to stabilise it; often the final toppling precipitator appears relatively minor. Their findings suggest that interventions seeking to improve retention and advancement of women in surgery must address the underlying multiple and constituent factors (blocks) rather than narrowly focus on the ultimate triggers. Ideally, such interventions should not overtly focus on women alone. en_ZA
dc.description.department Surgery en_ZA
dc.description.librarian hj2020 en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship The NIH, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Komen Foundation, Greenwall Foundation, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan for the Michigan Radiation Oncology Quality Consortium and personal fees from Vizient and Amgen. en_ZA
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dc.identifier.citation Jagsi, R., Padayachy, L. & Surender, R. 2019, 'Preventing the tower from toppling for women in surgery', The Lancet, vol. 393, art. 10171, pp. 495-497. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0140-6736 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1474-547X (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1016/S0140-6736(19)30246-6
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Elsevier en_ZA
dc.rights © 2019 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Notice : this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Lancet . Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. A definitive version was subsequently published in Lancet ,vol. 393, art. 10171, pp. 495-497, 2019, doi : 10.1016/S0140-6736(19)30246-6. en_ZA
dc.subject Women en_ZA
dc.subject Surgery en_ZA
dc.title Preventing the tower from toppling for women in surgery en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA

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