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Women have become the majority in many healthcare professions and we find more in positions of leadership

Women have become the majority in many healthcare professions and we find more in positions of leadership. Discuss, using a combination of personal observation and research-based data, whether you believe they are better, worse, or the same as their male counterparts, or if the distinction even matters.

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There are very few fields where women cannot perform as well or better than their male counterparts. The only exception would be fields that require great upper body strength, for example a fire fighter. A fire fighter may be required to dead lift 200 lbs person and carry them to safety. An individual either has the strength to do this or they don't. By no means, does this statement indicate that there are no women who can do this job. However, on the whole the average man is going to have greater upper body strength than the average woman.
The health care field demands dedication, intelligence, ethics, stamina, leadership and above all kindness, traits which are not exclusive to either sex. Women have played an important role in healthcare since the ancient Egyptians and beyond. The first record of a female physician, Merit Ptah, who was noted as the "Chief Physician" in Egypt in 2700 BC. (Women in Science Throughout History, ...

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The expert discusses healthcare professions and its found position of leadership.

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