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This episode is about how compassion fatigue and burnout can cause apathy, numbing, and indifference. What happens when we are so burned out we freeze in the face of injustice? We address some of the issues raised by the #blacklivesmatter movement and other healthcare equity topics.
These are the links to resources we mentioned in the episode:
Definition: Perception Institute
Microagressions Are A Big Deal: How to Talk Them Out and When to Walk Away (By Andrew Limbong at NPR)
Did you really just say that? Here's advice on how to confront microaggressions, whether you're a target, bystander or perpetrator (By Rebecca A. Clay at American Psychological Association)
Racism as a public health crisis
Why Racism, Not Race, Is a Risk Factor for Dying of Covid19 (By Claudia Wallis interviews Camara Phyllis Jones at Scientific American)
Making People Aware of Their Implicit Biases Doesn’t Usually Change Minds, but Here’s What Does Work (Betsy Mason interviews Anthony Greenwald at PBS)
Implicit Bias Tests: https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/
Hospitals Often Ignore Policies On Using Qualified Medical Interpreters (By Sabriya Rice at Modern Healthcare)
Do Professional Interpreters Improve Clinical Care for Patients with Limited English Proficiency? A Systematic Review of the Literature (By Leah S. Karliner, Elizabeth A. Jacobs, Alice Hm Chen, and Sunita Mutha (2007))
Language Services In Hospitals Vary By Ownership And Location (By Melody K. Schiaffino, Atsushi Nara, and Liang Mao (2016))
How has compassion fatigue affected your ability or willingness to speak out against injustice in your healthcare workplace?
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