This activity will provide a live discussion as well as presented lecture material on the topic of bias for naturopathic physicians. Facilitated small and large group discussions with Q&A sessions moderated by Kami Hoskins, Esq, will highlight inclusivity and awareness of participant’s experiences with bias and social identity, and how they inform their experiences as a physician and patient. Participants will also be equipped with theories and language to identify implicit bias, recognize micro-aggressions, and tangible tools on how to effectively interrupt them to help better serve their communities and optimize patient care.
Basic Outline (90 minutes with small and large group discussion, plus Q and A)
10:05-10:15: Identification of “Norms,” Discussion
10:15-11:00: Identification of “Social Identity Theory,” Discussion
11:00-11:30: Definition and Identification of “Microaggressions,” Discussion
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to
- identify implicit bias in areas of race and equality.
- Demonstrate ability to interrupt bias when communicating with colleagues in the naturopathic medical profession.
- Identify theory of microaggressions and recognize how they manifest within interpersonal interactions, particularly doctor-patient relationships.
- Demonstrate ability to interrupt and prevent the occurrence of microaggressions to improve BIPOC patient