Microinterventions for Microaggressions: Bystander Intervention in the Clinical Setting
Real conversations about race, gender, identity, and diversity are needed more than ever, but sometimes those candid conversations inevitably result in the same microaggressions that women, people of color, LGBT people, and other underrepresented individuals endure every day. These incidents are even more challenging in the clinical setting where maintaining the patient relationship is essential for effective care. How can we think about “microinterventions” that not only address what’s happening in the moment but proactively prevent future harm and create the kind of “just” culture that we want to see? This interactive workshop will introduce an evidence-based practice to respond to microaggressions during or after an incident while also working to prevent them before they occur.