A Small-Group Reflection Exercise for Increasing the Awareness of Cultural Stereotypes: A Facilitator's Guide

Publication ID Published Version
668 February 25, 2009 1

Description

The following Small Group Reflection Exercise is designed to increase a participant's awareness of unconscious stereotypes he/she might have about different cultural groups. Through self and group reflection, participants additionally become aware of the potential influence of unconscious stereotypes on healthcare delivery.

Citation

DeGannes C, Woodson Coke K, Bender Henderson T, Sanders-Phillips K. A Small-Group Reflection Exercise for Increasing the Awareness of Cultural Stereotypes: A Facilitator's Guide . MedEdPORTAL Publications; 2009. Available from: https://www.mededportal.org/​publication/​668 http://dx.doi.org/​10.15766/​mep_2374-8265.668

Educational Objectives

  1. By the end of the reflection exercise, each participant will agree that he/she is more aware of unconscious cultural stereotypes.
  2. By the end of the reflection exercise, each participant will agree that he/she is more aware of the potential impact of unconscious stereotypes on patient care.
  3. By the end of the reflection exercise, each participant will agree that he/she is more aware of the influence of unconscious stereotypes on medical decision-making.

Keywords

  • Stereotypes, Cultural Groups, Self-Reflection, Stereotyped Behavior, Racism, Health Equity Research

Specialties

  • Medical
    • Internal Medicine

Competencies

  • Patient Care
  • Professionalism

Professional Interest

  • Cultural Diversity/Cultural Competency
  • Health Equity Research
  • Medical Ethics
  • Professionalism

Academic Focus

  • Clinical Sciences
    • Clinical Skills/Doctoring

Intended Audience

  • Professional School
    • Dental Student
    • Medical Student
    • Nursing Student
    • Pharmacy Student
    • Public Health Student
  • Professional School Post-Graduate Training
    • Fellow
    • Resident

Format

  • Presentation

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