july, 2020

On Demand APA Event: Responding to RacismResponding to Racism from Patients, Families, and Guests Towards Residents and Practicing Psychiatrists


Event Details

Responding to Racism from Patients, Families, and Guests Towards Residents and Practicing Psychiatrists


Psychiatrists, and particularly psychiatry residents, are ill-equipped in recognizing and responding to racial discrimination from patients, families, and guests. The treatment settings within which they practice often fail to respond adequately and risk legal ramifications of failing to protect their employees against Title 7 violations. The module will address these gaps by providing guidelines, recommendations and case studies to address such discrimination.

Pricing   FREE for APA/MAPP Members – $0


Course References
  • Paul-Emile K et al. Dealing with Racist Patients. N Engl J Med. 2016;374(8): 708-11.
  • Crutcher RA et al. Family medicine graduates’ perceptions of intimidation, harassment, and discrimination during residency training. BMC Med Educ. 2011;11:88.
  • March C et al. Experiential Communications Curriculum to Improve Resident’ Preparedness When Responding to Discriminatory Comments in the Workplace. Journal of Graduate Medical Education. 2018 June;10(3): 306-310.
Learning Objectives
  • Recognize incidents of racism by patients, families, and guests, and the patterns that emerge in clinical treatment settings.
  • Describe four approaches for responding to racist comments or requests.
  • List the legal protections for employees regarding accommodations in response to racism.
  • Describe the components of comprehensive institutional policies for reviewing, documenting, and responding to racist incidents.
Target Audience:  Psychiatrists, Residents/Fellows
Estimated Time to Complete

Estimated Duration: 60 minutes
Begin Date: July 4, 2020
End Date: July 4, 2023




Year Around Event (2020)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Fill out this field
Fill out this field
Please enter a valid email address.
You need to agree with the terms to proceed

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.