In Practice is available online in e-book format and at a variety of online retailers soon.
A new wave of female medical students trained in the 1970s and entered a profession previously dominated by men. These women have now made their mark in various fields of medicine. In this thought-provoking book, editor Dr Rosy Fenwicke asks: How do these women combine their professional and personal lives? What influence have they had in the health arena?
Among the thirteen woman doctors sharing their stories are pioneering breast physician Jackie Blue and now NZ Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner; Helen Rodenburg, former president of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practice; Ruth Highet, sports physician and ex-Olympic team doctor; gynaecologist Hilary Liddell; Robyn Toomath, endocrinologist and anti-obesity campaigner; Dawn Elder, Professor of Paediatrics and Child Health; Anna Fenton, Gynaecological Endocrinologist; Papaarangi Reid, Dean-Maori, Associate Professor, Health Physician, Tumuaki - Auckland Medical School.
As well as relating both their personal and professional stories, In Practice includes statistics and other facts relating to the status of women doctors and women's health in New Zealand today.
All royalties from the sale of this book continue to fund a grant to third year female medical students at Otago University.