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WF 3 - Women in challenging environments
Friday, March 1, 14:00 - 15:15
Room: The Church
Type of session: Women in Focus - The Bigger Picture
Topic: Management/Leadership
Moderator: R. G. H. Beets-Tan (Amsterdam/NL)

Chairperson's introduction
R. G. H. Beets-Tan; Amsterdam/NL
'It's the little things that matter'
L. O'Riordan; Ipswich/GB
Learning Objectives

1. To know how to help and support a colleague who has cancer.
2. To learn how to return to work after time off for illness.
3. To understand what it's like to have cancer from a doctor who is also a patient.
4. To appreciate when to share your own experience of illness with the patients that you treat.


Take-home message: Health Care Professionals can also be patients. With 1 in 8 women getting breast cancer in their lifetime, there is a high chance that several of your colleagues will be affected. There are lots of things you can do to support that person and the team working with them to help them return to work.

Safe spaces for women in challenging environments: the example of Women Health Counselling Centres for refugee women and girls
S. Bahar Özvariş; Ankara/TR
Learning Objectives

1. To learn how a Women's Health Counselling Centre can be a good example of a safe space for women facing difficulties.
2. To understand the importance of recognising cultural and gender sensitivities in healthcare delivery.
3. To appreciate the importance of providing health care services in the mother tongue and of acting in a culturally sensitive manner when treating people facing extraordinary challenges.
4. To introduce the importance of collaboration and partnership among different sectors when providing healthcare services.


Take-home message: All people in the world have the right to be treated humanely, no matter where they live.

Panel discussion: Diversity in healthcare delivery
S. Bahar Özvariş1, E. Balogun2, R. G. H. Beets-Tan3, D. Husseiny Salama4, S. F. Khan5, L. O'Riordan6; 1Ankara/TR 2Lagos/NG 3Amsterdam/NL 4Cairo/EG 5Islambad/PK 6Ipswich/GB
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