Beyond Microaggressions: Upstander Training for Allyship
ER physicians see large patient volumes with variable acuity and interact with assorted personalities. We encounter macro and microaggressions at work, though there is little formal training at many institutions on bystander response and creating a culture that encourages source control. In this workshop, attendees will learn foundational knowledge on microaggressions, identify their own implicit biases and practice strategies for response. Attendees will be better equipped to serve as allies, to provide effective source control and to train residents on these concepts.
Upon completion of this session, participants should be able to:
Define and identify implicit bias and micro- and macro-aggressions
Prepare a toolkit to develop strategies for responding to microaggressions directed at other or self
Demonstrate effective ally skills and identify strategies to minimize frequency of microaggressions in the workplace
Discuss best practice in teaching faculty, residents, and students about handling microaggressions in the workplace