Pearls from 1/12/21 Medicine LEADS

Friday, January 15, 2021

The Jan. 12, 2021 session of Duke Medicine LEADS featured Ada Gregory, MA, associate director at the Kenan Institute for Ethics, presenting "Bystander Intervention: Microinterventions to Respond to Bias in Clinical Care."

Here are pearls and takeaways from the session:

  1. Incivility is a continuum which may include bias and harassment. 
  2. Bystander intervention resets community norms by communicating to current and new members:
    1. Harassment, discrimination and incivility will not be tolerated in this community. 
    2. Everyone is expected to do their part.
  3. Patients can also be a source of bias and discrimination, particularly towards learners. This article shares the twelve tips for responding to microaggressions and overt discrimination when the patient offends the learner.

This session was not recorded

Duke Medicine Learning, Education, and Discussion Series (LEADS) takes place each Tuesday at 12 p.m. Learn more and see schedule of upcoming sessions.