WELCOME TO BIAS
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Anne O'Byrne, Head Librarian at the Rotunda Hospital talks about the hospital's founder, Dr Bartholomew Mosse and five prominent women of the Rotunda.
Julia Morrow of RCSI's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion unit brings us around the RCSI Board Room to show us Women on Walls - Portraits recognising the pioneering achievements of eight extraordinary women and enhancing the visibility of historical female leaders in healthcare.
Dr Laura Kelly and Dr Anne McLellan talk about some of the historical barriers to entry in the medical profession and Prof Deborah McNamara, Consultant in General & Colorectal Surgery tells us about some of the biases that still exist today and how we can work to overcome them.
Transition Year Students are invited to join us for an interactive session on careers in STEMM and accessibility for women and girls.
We will hear from Experts on how we can Tackle Biases in Women's Health and Research. Talks include doctors, researchers, advocates and patients who share their expertise on bias in health and research.
Interview with Dr Jen Gunter
OB/GYN, author, podcaster and myth buster, Dr Jen Gunter, chats with Alison Curtis (TodayFM) about bias in women's health in the age of misinformation. Dr Gunter is a NYT best selling author of The Vagina Bible and The Menopause Manifesto. She has been called Twitter’s resident gynecologist, the Internet’s OB/GYN, and one of the fiercest advocate’s for women’s health. She has devoted her professional life to caring for women.
Friday 12th November
Register to attend our live panel on Friday November 12th at 11am. Alison Curtis (TodayFM) will host a discussion on Women's Health followed by a Q & A.
Dr Nóirín Russell, CervicalCheck
Dr Geraldine Connolly, Rotunda Hospital
Loretta Dignam, Menopause Hub
Rhona Gaynor, Women's Health Taskforce
Alana Ryan, National Women’s Council of Ireland
Join in All Weeklong
We hear from women about the biases and barriers that they have faced when seeking healthcare.
We encourage women who have experienced bias in healthcare due to sex, race, culture, disability, age or gender to share their stories with us using #BiasWomensHealth.
Did you know that?
Take our quiz to test your knowledge on the biases and misconceptions in women's health and research
Health Literacy Survey
According to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, health literacy is ‘’the capacity that an individual has to access and effectively use health-related information, in order to promote and maintain good health’’. It is the patient’s ability to obtain, communicate, process and understand basic health information and services to make appropriate health decisions.
Low Health Literacy is linked to a greater use of hospital services, less treatment compliance, and higher mortality rates.