Workforce Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: A Crucial Component of Professionalism in Psychiatry

Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am. 2024 Jan;33(1):17-32. doi: 10.1016/j.chc.2023.06.003.


Documented disparities have profoundly impacted the training and careers of physicians from socially and historically marginalized groups, including women, people with disabilities, people who identify with racial and ethnic minority groups, and the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer or questioning+ community. Professionalism is a core component of medical training and practice, yet a focus on workforce diversity, equity, and inclusion is often absent. This report aims to encourage the adoption of workforce diversity, equity, and inclusion as a crucial component of professionalism, with an emphasis on the field of psychiatry.

Keywords: Medical education; Medical professionalism; Professionalism; Psychiatry; Workforce disparities.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Ethnicity
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Minority Groups
  • Professionalism*
  • Psychiatry*
  • Workforce