RACISM IN HEALTHCARE: HOW CAN WE RESPOND AS TARGETS, COLLEAGUES, AND LEADERS

Symposia

  • Date:
  • Time: 2:45pm - 3:45pm
  • Track: Professional Development
  • Location: S. Hemisphere I/II
  • CME/CE: 1.0 - AMA Credits, AAFP Prescribed Credits, CMD Management Credits, Nursing Credits, Pharmacy Credits

Sponsored by the Ethics Committee, Ethnogeriatrics Committee & Public Policy Committee

Moderators: Aruna Josyula, MD, MPH, CMD & Jennifer D. Muniak, MD

Highlighting an often unrecognized or unaddressed issue, this symposium considers how healthcare organizations should respond to overt racism expressed by patients against healthcare professionals from the perspective of organizational leadership including executive, legal, and policy experts. Learning Objectives: (1) define structural racism and how it differs from interpersonal experiences of bias or prejudice and shapes the context of healthcare; (2) describe examples of policies, laws, or protocols that organizations can utilize to help support healthcare workers experiencing overt racism by patients or colleagues; (3) recognize ethical dilemmas involved in balancing the duty to provide care with the intention of creating a non-discriminatory environment; and (4) describe ways to teach faculty and trainees to manage racism from patients or colleagues and/or be an ally for colleagues.

Addressing Structural Racism from the Top Down and Inside Out
Sharon A. Brangman, MD, AGSF

An Ethical Perspective in Reducing Bias within Academic Medical Centers
Margie Hodges Shaw, JD, PhD, HEC-C

Implementation of Faculty Development to Promote Self-Care and Support Trainees in the Face of Racism
Reena Karani, MD, MHPE