Recognizing Microaggressions and their Damaging Effects
Microaggressions are subtle but offensive comments or actions directed at a member of a marginalized group. They may be unintentional or intentional and can influence access to resources and opportunities and contribute to the disparities faced by marginalized groups.
This module begins by differentiating between the different categories of microaggressions, which are microassaults, microinsults, and microinvalidations. Different types of microaggressions within those categories are then discussed. The module concludes with indirect and direct strategies to mitigate the effects of microaggressions.
This module includes real life examples and every effort has been made to represent as many marginalized groups as possible. The goal of the module is to provide learners with a new perspective and the confidence to apply best practices to interrupt microaggressions in the workplace and in everyday life.
This module takes approximately 20-30 minutes to complete.
This module is appropriate for all clinical and non-clinical team members.
Upon completion of this module, learners should be able to do the following:
- Differentiate between a microassault, microinsult, and microinvalidation
- Describe the intent of the individual who committed a microaggression and the impact on the individual or community on the receiving end of a microaggression
- Apply direct and indirect strategies to mitigate the effects of a microaggression
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Karoline Oliveira, Ed.D, is the Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer at Moses/Weitzman Health System, Inc. (MWHS). Prior to joining MWHS, she served as Interim Executive Director, Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Special Advisor to the President, at Life University in Georgia, where she successfully developed and advanced the university’s DEI strategic agenda. Previously, she was Interim Director of the Multicultural Center at the University of Rhode Island, from which she received her B.S. and M.S. Karoline received her Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership from Johnson & Wales University. She brings to MWHS more than 20 years of experience in driving innovation and furthering the vision and mission of organizations through diversity enhancement initiatives.
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In support of improving patient care, Moses/Weitzman Health System Inc. and its Weitzman Institute is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credential Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
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Please note that continuing education credit requirements differ by state, jurisdiction, and licensing agency. It is your responsibility to confirm if your licensing/credentialing agency will accept the credits offered by this activity.
- 0.50 AAPA Category I CMEThrough Joint Accreditation, Moses/Weitzman Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide American Academy of PAs (AAPA) credit to physician assistants at its activities. Participants should only claim commensurate credit with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 0.50 ACE/ASWBThrough Joint Accreditation Moses/Weitzman Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) credit to social workers at its activities.
- 0.50 ACPEThrough Joint Accreditation, Moses/Weitzman Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) credit to pharmacists at its activities.
- 0.50 ADA CERPThrough Joint Accreditation, Moses/Weitzman Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at ADA.org/CERP.
- 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™Through Joint Accreditation, Moses/Weitzman Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ to physicians at its activities via Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).
- 0.50 ANCCThrough Joint Accreditation, Moses/Weitzman Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) nursing credit to nurses at its activities.
- 0.50 APAThrough Joint Accreditation, Moses/Weitzman Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide American Psychological Association (APA) credit to psychologists at its activities.
- 0.50 CDRThrough Joint Accreditation, Moses/Weitzman Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute is able to provide CDR credits to registered dieticians at its activities.
- 0.50 Participation Hour(s)If you are not able to utilize any of the above credit types, you are able to download an unaccredited Participation Certificate for your records.
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