"Embracing 2020: Overcoming Hegemonies of Place, Race, and Invulnerability"
This event is in the past.
Wayne State University School of Medicine
Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neurosciences
Chairman's Grand Rounds
Date: Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020
Venue: Zoom conference
Elliot Luby, M.D., Endowed Lectureship
Andres S. Martin, M.D., MPH
Riva Ariella Ritvo Professor
Child Study Center
Tale School of Medicine
Overcoming Hegemonies of Place, Race
This year has been one of reckoning. If we ever had, we can no longer claim ignorance: we cannot sit by the sidelines, blissfully unaware.
1. By embracing virtual possibilities, we are committed to moving away from a hegemony of place. But by realizing the inherent limitations of our e-reach and the stark reality of a digital divide, we will not capitulate to a hegemony of the virtual. We will meet patients and families where they are, even it means leaving the comfort of our own spaces.
2. By embracing anti-racist policies in all that we stand for and do, and by opening our eyes (and those of our colleagues and field more generally) to the toxic effects of racism on health, we will fight the hegemony of race.
3. By embracing candid sharing of our living experiences with mental health we will fight the hegemony of invulnerability that has had a toxic effect on medical culture. In so doing, we will enhance our students’ and colleagues’ ability to recognize, address, and seek help for their own mental health needs and to combat a hidden curriculum that can make trainees feel like there is no room for mistakes, nor space for flaws in the personal makeup of physicians.