Our understanding of gender has increased in recent years to appreciate that it is not necessarily a binary term.

As such it is important that health care professionals avoid a ‘one size fits all’ attitude to gender and ensure everyone is treated fairly and sensitively. Equally it is important that issues of gender refer to everyone and not just those who identify themselves as females.

We have created a number of simulation scenarios to show how diverse characteristics can be embedded into a given simulation activity.

Click on any of the pictures below to view these examples in relation to gender.

Exacerbation of asthma considering gender

Fundamental care provision

The Sim-Versity project has adopted The Equality Act (2010) legislation as a framework in terms of equality. Whilst this legislation stems from the UK, it has global significance. This framework classifies the following attributes: age; disability; gender reassignment; marriage and civil partnership; pregnancy and maternity; race; religion or belief; sex and sexual orientation as protected characteristics. The following groups: gender, age, disability and ethnicity have been used an arbitrary means to organize all the above protected characteristic groups. By no means is this an alternative classification or grouping of the protected characteristic and cross cutting issues will be present across all groups.

Reference
Equality and Human Rights Commission (2010), Higher Education Providers Guidance http://www.equalityhumanrights.com/private-and-public-sector-guidance/educa… (accessed on 10 May 2018)