Importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the community practice setting.
Journal of Vascular Surgery
Vascular surgeons of all backgrounds play an important role in providing high quality vascular surgical care in their communities. In America, with our diverse population and communities, patients presenting with vascular disease are very common and could pattern the community demographic. Often faced with the challenges of community hospital politics and demand, the vascular surgical workforce has continued to be active members in their communities, focusing on their strengths to lead vascular surgery healthcare in an environment of high patient demand. Having a varied vascular surgery workforce provides all patients afflicted by vascular disease a comfortable opportunity for compassionate and empathic vascular care. This is a significant strength of vascular care when diversity, equity, and inclusion are supported by the leadership.
Boulom V, Hasanadka R, Ochoa L, Brown OW, McDevitt D, Singh TM. Importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the community practice setting. J Vasc Surg. 2021 Aug;74(2S):118S-124S. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2021.03.051. PMID: 34303451.