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2020: what COVID taught us about women in medicine (2023)


As Vice Chair of Clinical Services of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado, I choose to work where clinical services need most attention. As a woman, I want to show up where we can be seen and show up in the best possible way. Just as COVID began, I found myself doing clinical shifts in the newly created psychiatry emergency room. I became part of a front-line team, where “I” became “We,” facing an unknown enemy. Not only was my work life upended, but my personal life was too, as I rushed to help my daughter, a medical student, care for her son when his day-care closed. My commentary highlights the increased burden experienced by women during this time, an example of systemic bias in medicine.

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Authors & Contributors
Simonutti, Luisa
Caianiello, Silvia
Freeman, John
Labidi, Lilia
Mattern, Susan P.
Reeder, Linda
Laboratorio dell'ISPF
History of Psychiatry
Gender and History
Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences
Science, Technology, and Human Values
Women's History Review
Geological Society of America
Juris Druck & Verlag
Oxford University Press
Pickering & Chatto
University Press of Colorado
South Platte Press
Women in medicine
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Medicine and society
Meierhofer, Marie
Carnegie, Susan
Time Periods
21st century
20th century
19th century
20th century, early
18th century
20th century, late
Colorado (U.S.)
Vienna (Austria)
New Mexico (U.S.)

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