research product . Other ORP type . 2021 . Embargo end date: 02 Sep 2021

Confidence of Irish dermatologists in caring for patients with skin of colour

O'Connor, Cathal; Gallagher, C.; Bourke, Jane; Murphy, Michael;
Open Access English
  • Published: 16 Aug 2021
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  • Country: Ireland
Abstract
To assess Irish dermatologists’ confidence with dermatology in patients with skin of colour (SOC), an online survey was distributed to all members of the Irish Association of Dermatology (IAD) by email. Half (50%) of respondents were ‘not confident’ or ‘not at all confident’ in diagnosing skin conditions and one-third (33.9%) were ‘not confident’ or ‘not at all confident’ in managing skin conditions in patients with SOC. Irish dermatologists have low confidence with skin pathology in SOC, and specific training could reduce this disparity.
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Medical Subject Headings: integumentary systemgeographic locationspopulation characteristicsfluids and secretionsbehavioral disciplines and activities
free text keywords: Skin of colour, Ethnic dermatology, Pigmented skin, Dermatology training, Medical education
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