Specialty Disrespect is a Microaggression

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Text reads “know the signs of specialty disrespect as a microaggression” 

  • Verbal, noverbal, and environmental slights, snubs or insults 
  • Intentional or unintentional 
  • Communicate hostil, derogatory, or negative messages to target persons based solely upon their group membership 
  • Hidden messages that invalidate the group identity or experiential reality of target persons 
  • Demean on a personal or group level 
  • Communicate to victims that they are lesser human beings or suggest they do not belong with the majority group 
  • Threaten and intimidate, or relegate the victim to inferior status and treatment 

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How to respond to specialty disrespect with stop, talk and roll 

Stop: stop the conversation, keep an appropriate distance in case the situation escalates, assess the situation 

Talk: immediately consult with your supervising resident or attending 

Roll: reach out to school of medicine staff or peers for immediate, confidential, and safe support

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