(MENAFN- The Peninsula) The Peninsula
Doha: Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) has launched a new series called 'Women and Medicine' to explore issues related to women's health and discuss matters pertinent to women healthcare professionals in the clinical, educational, research and academic settings.
The groundbreaking four-module series focuses on the roles and experiences of women in the context of clinical care, education, research and academic life, and is directed by Dr. Aicha Hind Rifai, assistant professor of clinical psychiatry, and Dr. Krystyna Golkowska, professor of English. The series is offered as an online livestream.
Dr. Thurayya Arayssi, professor of clinical medicine and vice dean for academic and curricular affairs said:
“The aim for the series was to throw light upon some of the medical issues affecting women that are often overlooked or misunderstood, either because they are symptomatically different or are understated and difficult to detect.
This can lead to illnesses being misdiagnosed, diagnosed late or not diagnosed at all, which is clearly detrimental to health. We then expanded the concept to cover a more comprehensive range of issues affecting women in the context of medicine and healthcare, aiming to enhance our understanding of these issues and improve women's experiences of medicine, including patient outcomes.”
The first of the four modules, entitled 'Clinical Module 1: Women and Mental Health,' was presented recently and examined the social determinants of women's mental health, the opportunities to engage primary care workers and communities in mental healthcare work, and evidence-based methods for handling mental health problems due to domestic abuse.
The module also demonstrated the use of simple assessment methods to be used in clinical settings to measure the mental health impact of domestic violence and reviewed a model of postnatal mental health promotion. The remaining three modules will be presented in the coming months.
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