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Study: Societal gender pay gap reflected in nursing

Editor's Note Male nurses earn approximately $6,000 more annually than female nurses, despite representing only about 10% of registered nurses, according to Nurse.com’s 2024 Nurse Salary and Work-Life Report. Becker’s Clinical Leadership covered the news July 11. According to the article, the pay disparity reflects broader societal gender pay gaps.…

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By: Matt Danford
July 19, 2024
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How awareness evolves to action on surgeon, patient gender gaps

Takeaways Although women comprise half the population, they were left out of medical research on major causes of death for both women and men—cancer, heart disease, and stroke—until 1990. Using surgical tools designed by men, for men can impact every aspect of a woman surgeon’s work, from learning new procedures…

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By: Brita Belli
May 24, 2024
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Death, hospital readmission less likely for women treated by female doctors

Editor's Note A new study showing women treated by female doctors are less likely to die or be readmitted to the hospital adds to the growing body of evidence that women and minorities tend to receive worse medical care than men and white patients, NBC News reported April 22. Published…

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By: Matt Danford
April 26, 2024
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New hope for Black kidney disease patients awaiting organ transplants

Editor's Note A standard kidney function test has been underestimating the seriousness of disease in Black patients, delaying their eligibility for transplants, The Associated Press reported March 31. Now, that test is changing – and Black patients awaiting kidneys are moving up the list.  Among other factors, transplant eligibility is…

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By: Brita Belli
April 1, 2024
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Donor hearts denied more often to male, black male transplant candidates

Editor's Note New research shows transplant center teams are more to likely reject offers of donor hearts to black men and men than black women and white women, MedPage Today reported on March 25. “The cumulative probability of a donor heart being accepted by the transplant center team was most…

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By: Matt Danford
March 28, 2024
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Study examines high emergency department use by transgender Medicare patients

Editor's Note A study showing greater likelihood for transgender (TGD) Medicare patients to use the emergency department highlights the need to train staff in transgender-inclusive care, the authors argue. Conducted by the Brown University School of Public Health, the study was published February 13 in JAMA Internal Medicine. As reported…

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By: Brita Belli
February 13, 2024
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Gender pay gap identified for gastroenterologists

Editor's Note According to a report by researchers from the University of Virginia Healthcare System, there is a significant gender pay gap in Center for Medical Services (CMS) reimbursements for gastroenterologists, Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News October 19 reports. The findings were reported in this poster presentation as well as first…

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By: Brita Belli
October 26, 2023
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Workplace discrimination, burnout among Asian nurses working in US

Editor's Note This study led by nurse researchers at the College of Nursing, Ohio State University, Columbus, finds that racial discrimination plays a substantial role in burnout among Asian nurses working in the US. Of 236 nurses responding to the study survey: 99 (42.0%) reported definite or complete burnout 177…

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By: Judy Mathias
September 14, 2023
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