Equity, Quality, and Inclusion in Trauma Surgery Practice

Find resources below regarding Equity, Quality & Inclusion in Trauma Practice developed by the Equity, Quality & Inclusion in Trauma Surgery Practice Ad Hoc Task Force, which has been charged with investigating ways to enhance awareness and provide education regarding the prevalence and character of inequity in the trauma surgery profession. While inequity experienced by patients is also a significant issue, this task force focuses on equity for medical students, surgical trainees and trauma surgeons.

The work of the task force is conducted within four work groups: Assessment and Research, Education, Guidelines and Processes, and Membership Dialogue and Collaboration. To learn more, visit the Equity, Quality & Inclusion in Trauma Surgery Practice Committee (formerly Ad Hoc Task Force) page and read the article below.

#EAST4All: An Introduction to the EAST Equity, Quality and Inclusion Task Force
Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery: July 2019 - Volume 87 - Issue 1 - p 225–233

Equity on the Frontlines of Trauma Surgery An #EAST4All Roundtable
Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery: October 1, 2020 - Volume Publish Ahead of Print - Issue -doi: 10.1097/TA.0000000000002965

Annals of Surgery - Promoting Equity and Social Justice in our Workforce and in Surgical Critical Care

January 17, 2020 - EAST4ALL Session 

EAST4ALL Toolkit
EAST4All Infographics
EAST4ALL COVID-19 Infographic
Mentoring Equity

EAST Landmark Papers - This resource gives aspiring clinicians a solid foundation of defining papers from which to interpret practice management guidelines, literature reviews of newer material, and other educational content. Nearly 20 papers regarding equity, quality, and inclusion in trauma practice are included here and are grouped in the following categories: Diversity & Inclusion, Gender Parity/Pay Gap, Implicit Bias, and Patient Outcomes.

EAST Monthly Literature Reviews - Keeping you up-to-date with current literature, the EAST Monthly Literature Reviews provided below have an equity, quality, and inclusion in trauma practice focus:

April 2020 -  Equity, Quality & Inclusion in Trauma

The American Surgical Association and the Association of Women Surgeons have excellent resources related to Equity, Quality, and Inclusion and Mentoring. Click here for a summary. 

In Memoriam
Dr. William "Lynn" Weaver passed away on May 26, 2019. Dr. Weaver gave a moving presentation during the EAST4ALL Plenary Session held at the 32nd EAST Annual Scientific Assembly (January 17, 2019). Read Dr. Kenneth Wilson's tribute to Dr. Weaver. 

Dr. William "Lynn" Weaver


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