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Gender and level of training differences in obstetricians' attitudes towards patients in childbirth.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3577199     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This paper explores male and female obstetricians' attitudes towards their patients in childbirth. Individual interviews were conducted with 50 obstetricians using a semistructured questionnaire. Across gender and level-of-training there were few differences in descriptions of easy patients. The few differences that did emerge reveal that attending physicians see patients as less difficult to handle than do residents and that female residents place more emphasis on compliance and control than do male residents. The results of the study are discussed in terms of sex-role stereotypes, the medical school socialization process and the medical model of health care.
R E Zambrana; W Mogel; S C Scrimshaw
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Women & health     Volume:  12     ISSN:  0363-0242     ISO Abbreviation:  Women Health     Publication Date:  1987  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-05-27     Completed Date:  1987-05-27     Revised Date:  2009-05-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7608076     Medline TA:  Women Health     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  5-24     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Attitude of Health Personnel*
Gender Identity
Internship and Residency
Labor, Obstetric*
Models, Theoretical
Obstetrics* / education
Patient Compliance
Physician-Patient Relations*
Physicians, Women / psychology*
Research Design
Sex Factors
United States
Grant Support

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