The Microaggressions Triangle Model: A Humanistic Approach to Navigating Microaggressions in Health Professions Schools

Kupiri Ackerman-Barger, Negar Nicole Jacobs

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Abstract

Microaggressions are types of interactions that create a cognitive load that can impede a health professions student's ability to perform well in their program. This paper discusses the Microaggressions Triangle Model, which is a framework for understanding microaggressions from a human interaction standpoint. At each point in the model, the authors provide approaches designed to help recipients, sources, and bystanders construct responses that may allow for rebuilding. From a restorative justice standpoint, rebuilding gives all people involved the opportunity to restore their reputations and repair relationships. Rebuilding is about individuals and communities acknowledging and learning from the interaction as a way to promote a climate of inclusion in their organization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S28-S32
JournalAcademic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
Volume95
Issue number12 Addressing Harmful Bias and Eliminating Discrimination in ...
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2020
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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