Gender in patient-physician interactions

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serval:BIB_AC11A209F6B9
Type
Inproceedings: an article in a conference proceedings.
Collection
Publications
Title
Gender in patient-physician interactions
Title of the conference
Men and Women in Social Hierarchies workshop, Geneva, Switzerland
Author(s)
Carrard  V., Schmid Mast  M.
Publication state
Published
Issued date
03/2014
Abstract
Female leaders are typically evaluated less favorably than their male counterparts. Since physicians are perceived as being high in status and power just like leaders, we propose to examine to what extent female doctors are affected by the same evaluations as female leaders in general. We present a review of the literature showing how the sex of the physician and the patient, as well as the sex composition of the physician-patient dyad affect the interaction behavior of physicians and patients during the medical interaction and the interaction outcomes. Moreover, there are differences in how female and male doctors are perceived and evaluated by their patients and both of these aspects affect consultation outcomes. We examine how gender stereotypes can explain those differences of perception and evaluation of male and female physicians.
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09/10/2014 13:51
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20/08/2019 16:16
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