Microaggressions: Understanding What They Are, Why They Are Harmful, and How to Manage Them (Recorded at Pri-Med Midwest)
Microaggressions are everyday occurrences that impact an individual’s sense of well-being. They occur because of implicit bias and can have an effect on our relationships with our patients, colleagues, and on our own sense of well-being. Repetitive exposure can also have an impact on the individual. The faculty will use examples to discuss the concept of microaggression, including definitions and terminology. From this talk, you will receive strategies for managing occurrences in the moment and frameworks for recognizing and reducing implicit bias.
Although human trafficking is a global problem with 21 million victims worldwide, Florida is the third in the nation. This session will define your role in trauma-informed care as well as help you identify the demographics and unique features of human trafficking. With a better understanding of the psychological and physiological effects, you can improve how you treat patients who are victims of trauma. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on February 9, 2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.
Bias plays a big part in human efficiency but sometimes the outcomes can be counterproductive. In this episode of Bridging the Gap, Dr. Greg Hall will look at the latest data regarding bias in healthcare delivery and how some of our biases have the opposite effect we want. We will then look at best practices for correcting for bias in patient encounters.
Episode 12: Bridging the Gap: Conversations with Dr. Hall
Literature consistently shows lower engagement in advance-care-planning among ethnic and racial minority groups when compared to Whites. A recent study with a nationally representative sample reported that only 18% of ethnic minority participants completed advance directives compared to 34% of White respondents. Studies in hospital settings also found lower rates of discussion about advance-care-planning with a physician during the hospitalization among racial/ethnic minority patients when compared to Whites. Given that engagement in advance-care-planning and end-of-life discussions positively influences the quality of life near its end, a lower engagement in these meaningful discussions among ethnic minorities can lead to inadequate care at the last stage of life, exacerbating earlier health disparities. There are also significant differences in the treatment of pain in African Americans, as well as the perception of pain, and potential for abuse.
This session examines health disparities in the U.S. and exposes unconscious bias that affects every aspect of daily life—including the practice of medicine. Tune in as Dr. Chuck Vega provides insights that can combat bias and guide primary care providers as we strive towards an inclusive environment that encourages connection and fosters belonging, respect, and value for all.
Join Dr. Hall as he provides important information on how to improve the care of patients who follow the Jehovah’s Witness or Muslim religions.
Join Dr. Charles Vega and Ashton Hyde, Esq. for part 2 of their series on malpractice suits and medical errors in primary care. Real life patient cases provide a practical and engaging format in which to discuss what to do—and not do—in daily practice to protect your patients from medical errors and yourselves from lawsuits.
Episode 13: Bridging the Gap: Conversations with Dr. Hall
Cannabis use is an emerging topic in healthcare, but what does the literature say? What do we know about recreational marijuana use across different populations and the implications of this on the utility of medical marijuana for African American individuals? This session Dr. Gregory Hall will give an overview of cannabis products both recreational and pharmaceutical as well as the role of “medical marijuana”.
Episode 14: Bridging the Gap: Conversations with Dr. Hall
The past few years have brought a refreshing focus to the interplay of racism and health outcomes in the United States. Now communities across the country are declaring racism a public health crisis, but why and what does this mean? In this session Dr. Gregory Hall walks us through the data on why US communities have declared racism a public health threat. He will explore the history behind these declarations and review how you as a clinician can have an impact on this health crisis.
This session will shine a light on health disparities in the U.S. and ways to overcome them by embracing diversity, combatting bias, and employing cultural competency to improve patient-provider communication. These valuable tips can ultimately enhance healthcare for your patients of all races, ethnicities, and cultures.