Remembering Freddie Gray: Medical Education for Social Justice.

Title

Remembering Freddie Gray: Medical Education for Social Justice.

Creator

Wear Delese; Zarconi Joseph; Aultman Julie M; Chyatte Michelle R; Kumagai Arno K

Publisher

Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges

Date

2017
2017-03

Description

Recent attention to racial disparities in law enforcement, highlighted by the death of Freddie Gray, raises questions about whether medical education adequately prepares physicians to care for persons particularly affected by societal inequities and injustice who present to clinics, hospitals, and emergency rooms. In this Perspective, the authors propose that medical school curricula should address such concerns through an explicit pedagogical orientation. The authors detail two specific approaches-antiracist pedagogy and the concept of structural competency-to construct a curriculum oriented toward appropriate care for patients who are victimized by extremely challenging social and economic disadvantages and who present with health concerns that arise from these disadvantages. In memory of Freddie Gray, the authors describe a curriculum, outlining specific strategies for engaging learners and naming specific resources that can be brought to bear on these strategies. The fundamental aim of such a curriculum is to help trainees and faculty understand how equitable access to skilled and respectful health care is often denied; how we and the institutions where we learn, teach, and work can be complicit in this reality; and how we can work toward eliminating the societal injustices that interfere with the delivery of appropriate health care.

Subject

*Curriculum; *Healthcare Disparities; *Prejudice; Adult; Education; Faculty/*psychology; Female; Humans; Male; Maryland; Medical/*organization & administration; Middle Aged; Physicians/*psychology; Social Justice/*education/*legislation & jurisprudence

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

312–317

Issue

3

Volume

92

Citation

Wear Delese; Zarconi Joseph; Aultman Julie M; Chyatte Michelle R; Kumagai Arno K, “Remembering Freddie Gray: Medical Education for Social Justice.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed January 26, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/4321.

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