The Centre for Enquiry into Health and Allied Themes (CEHAT) is conducting a 1.5 day workshop on ‘Evidence-based Clinical Practices’. This event, organised by CEHAT in collaboration with DMER, KEM and the UNFPA is aimed for senior medical college faculty members of government medical colleges across Maharashtra, such as heads of the department and associate professors of disciplines such as gynaecology, forensic science, internal medicine, community medicine, psychiatry, paediatrics and surgery departments. CEHAT initiated project “Integration of Gender in Medical Education Project (GME)” in select medical colleges of Maharashtra with the aim to sensitise medical students and healthcare professionals to gender inequality and its interaction with health.
Until now, social determinants of health were rarely included in pure medical studies. The need for awareness and sensitivity regarding patients’ gender and social backgrounds among medical practitioners has been acknowledged by the World Health Organization (WHO). Right from the patient’s approach to the doctor’s evaluation and treatment, gender disparity is evident and clearly visible in the medical field, as proved by CEHAT’s ongoing work in this field.
This workshop, sanctioned by Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS), is a pioneer attempt to include gender as a component in medical education in India, and would dwell on the need for gender in medical education, current efforts, informed consent and communication strategies, privacy and confidentiality, respectful maternal care, care for survivors of violence and clinical checklists for implementing gender-sensitive health care. CEHAT will also release gender integrated medical education modules on Forensics and Toxicology, Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Preventive and Social Medicine, and Psychiatry.
The timings for the workshop are as follows:
Friday, November 24: 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday, November 25: 9:30 am to 2:00 pm
It will be held at the YMCA, Mumbai Central.