Microaggressions in Racially Charged Patient-Provider Interactions (1 CE)
This course is for: Psychologists, Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists
Course By: Tamara Avery, PsyD
Content By: Kanter, J. W., Rosen, D. C., Manbeck, K. E., Branstetter, H. M. L., Kuczynski, A. M., Corey, M. D., Maitland, D. W. M., and Williams, M. T. (2020). Addressing microaggressions in racially charged patient-provider interactions: a pilot randomized trial. BMC Medical Education, 20(88), 1-14.
Course Description: Racial bias can exist in the form of microaggressions. Microaggressions negatively affect the quality of the patient-provider relationship, lending to significant public health issues. Training intervention research is needed to further assess provider communication and emotional rapport building, and to decrease the number of microaggressions that occur during healthcare encounters. A theoretical model from social and contextual behavioral science was implemented during a piloted clinical workshop. The workshop was intended to decrease the likelihood that providers would express biases and negative stereotypes when interacting with patients of color during racially charged moments. Improvement was observed when emotional rapport was developed, and responsiveness was employed.
- Review the concept of racial disparities and microaggressions during provider-patient interactions
- Consider the background of racial bias existent in medical care respective of the increased focus on microaggressions
- Understand the statistical findings related to the overall results of the study
- Read and understand Addressing Microaggressions in Racially Charged Patient-Provider Interactions: A Pilot Randomized Trial
- Review the Course Description and Learning Objectives
- Consider the statistical findings detailed in the accompanying article
- Work through the post-test questions; answer selections should be derived from the accompanying article
- Return to the referenced article for any missed questions and/or to understand the impact of microaggressions on the patient-provider relationship