Personal Actions to Create a Culture of Inclusion: Navigating Difficult Conversations with Medical Colleagues

(From the November 2023 Annals for Educators)

Microaggressions between medical team members may require difficult conversations to restore inclusivity, diversity, and a healthy work culture. This article outlines important considerations to assist with intentional preparation and modulation of responses for the initiator of the conversation, observers of the incident, and the receiver of the conversation.

Use this article to:

  • Think about difficult conversations you've had with your colleagues.
  • Review the definition of “microaggression.”
  • If possible, role-play difficult conversations using the strategies suggested in this article.

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