The Mind of Medicine: A Different Healthcare Conversation

Shining a Light on Clinicians' Experience of Racism

October 06, 2021 Donna Gabriel, MS / Amanda Calhoun, MD, MPH Season 1 Episode 5
The Mind of Medicine: A Different Healthcare Conversation
Shining a Light on Clinicians' Experience of Racism
Show Notes

In this episode, Dr. Amanda Calhoun provides an in-depth look at a rarely explored topic in healthcare—clinicians’ experience of racism. Her eye-opening perspectives shine a light on the effects of racism on clinician well-being, as well as the responsibility that healthcare leaders have to serve as critical allies for these providers and influence positive change.

During this episode, you will learn about:

  • Healthcare providers’ experiences of racism by patients and/or colleagues through common, real-world examples
  • The challenges faced by BIPOC individuals working in healthcare related to protecting their well-being in the face of discrimination
  • The importance of healthcare leaders acknowledging the experiences of their staff, being willing to have difficult conversations, and providing a safe space for problem-solving


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Music and lyrics: Nancy Burger and Scott Weber.