SafetyNurse1968 has 20 years experience as a ADN, BSN, MSN, PhD and specializes in Oncology, Home Health, Patient Safety.
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This article discusses the very real adverse health consequences of gender bias in healthcare. Though women represent more than 50% of the population, due to our gender we are more likely to die from a heart attack, be under treated for pain and we are 75% more likely to experience adverse drug reactions. As nurses, we are in a prime position to recognize bias when it occurs, advocate for our patients and provide education as we move forward to more fair and equitable healthcare.