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Cultural Humility and Addressing Microaggressions and Discriminatory Requests | South Central MIRECC
About Two Sides of the Same Coin: Cultural Humility and Addressing Microaggressions and Discriminatory Requests
This guide provides core information and is intended to be a quick reference of important concepts regarding cultural humility practices and responding to microaggressions and discriminatory requests from individuals.
- Describes culture and its impact on healthcare, equity and cross-cultural engagement.
- Encourages clinicians to practice cultural humility with patients through tools that include the CRASH model, Kleinmann's 8 questions, and a brief demonstration video.
- Discusses discriminatory histories in healthcare and clinician- and patient-level barriers that influence care.
- Defines microaggressions and provides strategies to respond to discriminatory requests by patients.
- Published 2023
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Disclaimer: This video is only intended for educational purposes and does not take the place of medical advice or treatment from a medical professional.
Practicing Cultural Humility
This video will provide information about cultural humility practices. It describes culture and its impact on healthcare, equity and cross-cultural engagement. It also encourages clinicians to practice cultural humility with patients through the CRASH model.
Abdualla Ben Ammer, MD, Joshua Hamer, PhD, Jennifer Bryan, PhD, and Ali Abbas Asghar-Ali, MD.
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Last updated: November 9, 2023