Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
Microaggressions and Their Macro Impact on Health Care
Sonia Malhotra, MD MS FAAP, and Aziz Ansari, DO SFHM FACP FAAHPM
You are not like others…." "You are so articulate…." Statements like these are spoken at school, in the workplace, and in healthcare settings. As recent events in the news force our society to examine racism and the structures built around its continuation, individuals need to evaluate their own behaviors that contribute to the construction and maintenance of racist and discriminatory structures. One aspect of this evaluation is identifying microaggressive behaviors toward colleagues and patients.