Position Statements offer a mechanism to codify beliefs and provide a framework for action. These formal documents identify the issue and provide context, support with relevant literature, and clearly state the recommended best practice. Often, they are seen as a resource when external stakeholders seek answers including government or media. As such, position statements become another way to support the RJOS mission to promote the professional development of and for women in orthopaedics.
RJOS has developed the following statement on parenting and pregnancy in orthopaedics:
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The AAOS Board of Directors acted on the AAOS Diversity Advisory Board's recommendation and recently endorsed The Forum's postion statement titled, Sexual Abuse/Harassment: Creating a Safe Environment for Competitive Athletes. The statement was also endorsed the the Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society.
RJOS has a role for developing policy on other topics which impact our practice and we welcome your input as we develop more position statements and collaborative efforts to help you. Contact us if you would like to share your ideas or to get involved in these efforts.