Overlapping objectives with evidence‐driven interventions (targeting individuals) addressing cultural competence/flexibility AND Implicit Biases

There is a great deal of overlap between appropriate training for cultural competence/flexibility and training on implicit (automatic, often unconscious) biases.  A key aspect of cultural competence/flexibility is awareness of the way our cultural beliefs systems shape automatic expectations and attitudes (and biases). A major barrier to cross-cultural relationships is our automatic, conscious and unconscious reactions…

The Adverse Effect of Weight Stigma on the Well-Being of Medical Students with Overweight or Obesity: Findings from a National Survey

BACKGROUND The stigma of obesity is a common and overt social bias. Negative attitudes and derogatory humor about overweight/obese individuals are commonplace among health care providers and medical students. As such, medical school may be particularly threatening for students who are overweight or obese. OBJECTIVE The purpose of our study was to assess the frequency…