Diversity and Inclusion
At Kenhub we value diversity. For us, diversity is not just a buzzword but it is part of our blueprint. We understand how diversity and inclusion, defined as a full spectrum of human characteristics and traits, impact every aspect of life and specifically, enrich the learning experience.
We foster a culture of inclusion which is reflected in our community of teammates, partners, consumers and customers from all around the world. Our ongoing mission is to create a comfortable space for everyone, cultivating a platform that embraces diversity, individual uniqueness and identity.
Representation matters. From physicians to allied health workers, professionals of the healthcare sector know how representation (or lack of it) can directly influence the outcomes of patients. It is our vision to diversify our content to contribute meaningfully to an environment where everyone feels seen, understood, comfortable and respected. We believe that by visually representing our differences, we will empower future professionals to develop a holistic perspective mirroring the diverse reality of the patients they will encounter in their practice.
Anatomy education has historically centered around a white-male stereotype, leaving certain geographical areas and diverse groups underrepresented or even excluded. For decades, the anatomical models predominantly featured representations of white males, perpetuating a limited perspective. At Kenhub, we acknowledge this imbalance and aim to rectify it by diversifying our anatomical models. We are committed to reflecting the diversity of our learners, acknowledging the importance of inclusive representation in anatomy education. Our efforts focus on creating a more comprehensive and representative approach that resonates with the global community of learners and practitioners.
In addition, we recognize that the lexicon of anatomy is riddled with eponymous terms that primarily represent contributions of white, male scientists. The use of these terms complicate the learning experience and further minimizes the contributions of non-white and non-male scientists. Therefore, here at Kenhub, we use toponyms offered by the Terminologia Anatomica (2nd edition, 2019) as primary terms whenever possible, acknowledging this poses a bigger challenge in some languages.
Of course, there is still a long road ahead, both on our platform and in society, but we believe we are moving in the right direction. One step at a time, we continue to adapt and implement changes that we hope will make our audience at Kenhub feel seen and heard. Our goal is for every person who views our content to feel represented and be able to see themselves and their patients reflected in our anatomical models. While we have begun this journey toward greater diversity and inclusion, we recognize the vast spectrum and complexity within diversity that goes far beyond what we've initially addressed.
Understanding that getting diversity and inclusion right is a dynamic and evolving goal, our commitment involves continuous learning and improvement. We may not get everything right immediately, but we welcome respectful and collaborative conversations with our users.
Let us know what resonates positively with you, and if there are areas for improvement, share your thoughts kindly as we work together to create a more inclusive and supportive Kenhub community.