The build-up in concern over diversity in anesthesiology has the potential to become a wellspring of positive activism for the stakeholders. These stakeholders are those involved in or affected by the furtherance of diversity in anesthesiology and its subspecialties. Therefore, traditionally under-represented minorities, women, LGBTQI+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex, asexual, pansexual, etc.) people and their allies can play a role in diversity initiatives that promote inclusivity for practitioners as patients. The purpose of this article is to encourage persistence and dedication for trailblazers of all types who, by example, help establish a pipeline of future fearless leaders in academic anesthesiology. The importance and positive impact of diversity in all aspects of our society is well proven. Disparities in diversity and structural racism in medicine are linked to disparities and poor outcomes in health care.1,2...
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Don’t Bail, Blaze a Trail: Advice to Stakeholders in the Promotion of Diversity in Academic Anesthesiology
ASA Monitor June 2019, Vol. 83, 18–19.
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Valerie E. Armstead; Don’t Bail, Blaze a Trail: Advice to Stakeholders in the Promotion of Diversity in Academic Anesthesiology. ASA Monitor 2019; 83:18–19
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