Dr Rebecca Taylor-Smith: Lost in the ether: missing perspectives within anaesthesia
Dr Rebecca Taylor-Smith is a registrar anaesthetist in training in the West Midlands. She is currently taking a break from training to work with the Chief Sustainability Officer for NHS England, but will return to clinical practice in September 2022. Dr Taylor-Smith identifies as a lesbian. She does not feel she had suffered any direct overt discrimination but she has at times felt uncomfortable and powerless to challenge comments about patients who are gay or transgender. She feels that others look to her to tackle it. As a woman working in medicine, she has frequently been given unsolicited advice about career choices in relation to having children.
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