Log in | Register

Statement paper on diversity for the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM)Open access

Bjoern Weiss
What's New in Intensive Care
Online First ™ - April , 2019

Pages 1 - 4

Abstract

Introduction

Diversity has become a key-strategic element of success in various political and economic fields. The European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) decided to make diversity a key strategic priority for the future and appointed a Task-Force on this topic.

Methods

In a consensus process, three Working-Groups, nominated by Task-Force members, developed statements on strategic future topics. In addition, diversity-related data available from the membership database have been analyzed and reported in aggregated form.

Results

The Task-Force decided to nominate working groups on (1) “sex, gender identity and sexual orientation”, (2) “ethnicity, culture and socio-economic status”, and (3) “multiprofessionalism”. These are the first prioritized topics for the near future. The first diversity-report shows targetable items in all three domains.

Conclusion

The diversity Task-Force defined actionable items for a one- and three-year plan that are especially aiming at the identification of potential gaps and an implementation of concrete projects for members of the ESICM.

Keywords

References

  1. Delivering through diversity (2018) https://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/organization/our-insights/delivering-through-diversity. Accessed 1 Aug 2018
  2. Inclusion & Diversity (2018) https://www.apple.com/diversity/. Accessed 1 Aug 2018
  3. Mehta S et al (2017) Gender Parity in Critical Care Medicine. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 196:425–429. https://doi.org/10.1164/rccm.201701-0076CP
    • View reference on publisher's website
  4. Mehta S et al (2018) The Speaker gender gap at critical care conferences. Crit Care Med 46:991–996. https://doi.org/10.1097/ccm.0000000000003114
    • View reference on publisher's website
  5. Whitley R, Rousseau C, Carpenter-Song E, Kirmayer LJ (2011) Evidence-based medicine: opportunities and challenges in a diverse society. Can J Psychiatry 56:514–522
    • View reference on publisher's website
  6. Nivet MA (2011) Commentary: diversity 30: a necessary systems upgrade. Acad Med 86:1487–1489. https://doi.org/10.1097/acm.0b013e3182351f79
    • View reference on publisher's website
  7. Silver JK et al (2018) Association of academic physiatrists women’s task force report. Am J Phys Med Rehabil 97:680–690. https://doi.org/10.1097/phm.0000000000000958
    • View reference on publisher's website
  8. Baldwin A, Woods K, Simmons MC (2006) Diversity of the allied health workforce: the unmet challenge. J Allied Health 35:116–120
  9. Silver JK et al (2017) Where are the women? The underrepresentation of women physicians among recognition award recipients from medical specialty societies. PM R 9:804–815. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmrj.2017.06.001
    • View reference on publisher's website
  10. West MA et al (2018) Ensuring equity, diversity, and inclusion in academic surgery: an American surgical association white paper. Ann Surg 268:403–407. https://doi.org/10.1097/sla.0000000000002937
    • View reference on publisher's website
  11. ESICM. (European Society of Intensive Care Medicine) (2017) (https://www.esicm.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/2017-GeneralSOP.pdf, Belgium, 2017). Accessed 1 Aug 2018

Sign In

Connect with ICM

Top 5 Articles Editors Picks Supplement