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Diversity & Inclusion: Let's Learn How to Discuss Our Differences
Constructive communication will keep needed conversations going.
Rumay Alexander
Publish Date: August 9, 2020   |  Tags:   Diversity Equity Inclusion
OPENING UP Creating opportunities for sharing honest feelings about diversity is the critical first step to empathizing with underrepresented groups.

Surgery must be a welcoming space for staff members and patients of all races, sexualities, genders, gender identities, ages, nationalities and physical abilities. Widespread improvements are needed to increase diversity across health care, but it's difficult to address this subject without alienating individuals who have different backgrounds, beliefs, life experiences and viewpoints. Conversations about equality and inclusion can be uncomfortable, but are essential for true progress to occur and become easier with the right ground rules in place.

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