2021 College-Selected Activity
Members on the General Register must complete the 2021 College-Selected Activity before they apply to renew their practice permit in August/September 2021. When you renew, you must declare that you’ve met the learning objectives.
Discrimination, Oppression and Inequity
Discrimination, oppression, and inequity are pervasive in Canadian society and the Canadian health system. While people with many distinct identity factors experience discrimination and oppression, the result of this discrimination consistently includes negative health outcomes, up to and including limited access to health services and reduced life expectancy.
The 2021 College-Selected Activity requires you to demonstrate your actions to DO. LEARN. GROW. your knowledge and competence regarding the effects of discrimination, oppression and inequity on people seeking health services.
After completing the CSA activities, you:
- Know the meaning of key terms including bias/implicit bias, discrimination, equality and equity, intersectionality, oppression, prejudice, and privilege.
- Have a basic understanding of how privilege, oppression, and intersectionality affect:
- The lives of your patients,
- Your interactions with patients, and
- Health service delivery to members of historically marginalized communities at the systems level.
- Understand what implicit bias is, have considered your implicit biases, and understand how your implicit biases affect your interactions with patients and others when left unchallenged.
This 90-minute presentation is an introductory guide to provide a starting point to learn about equity, diversity, and inclusion. This presentation provides a broad overview of awareness of EDI issues and engagement practices that support a climate of equity and inclusion within health-care settings.
Date and Time - July 28, 2021, 8:00 a.m.
Speaker: Dr. William Yimbo, PhD, MA, BA
Click here to register/watch.
Note: The webinar will be available on demand for individuals not able to attend the live presentation.
Physiotherapy Alberta’s Understanding Discrimination, Oppression, and Inequity in Physiotherapy.
Peggy McIntosh’s White Privilege – Unpacking the Invisible Backpack and complete the privilege questionnaire contained in the article available at: https://uucsj.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/White-Privilege-Unpacking-the-Invisible-Knapsack.pdf
A minimum of 2 Harvard Project Implicit Social Attitudes Bias tests, available at: https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/takeatest.html (read the info provided, and click "I wish to Proceed")
After reviewing the resources, take a few minutes to consider, either on your own or with your colleagues, how this information informs your behaviours and your practice. We acknowledge that these conversations are often uncomfortable and depending on the context of your practice and your past experiences, having these discussions with peers may be difficult, threatening or potentially harmful. Where possible, we encourage you to discuss these topics with a trusted peer. As an alternate you can choose to discuss the topic with an individual from outside the practice environment.
We’ve given you some guiding questions to help you get started:
- How do privilege and oppression affect the lives of your patients? Can you think of a patient of yours for whom their status as either privileged or oppressed has affected their access to care and their health outcomes? In what ways did this occur?
- Were you surprised by the items included in the privilege questionnaire from Peggy McIntosh’s article? What other indicators of privilege would you add to the list provided in the article based on your own experiences?
- What was one thing you learned about yourself from completing the Harvard implicit bias tests? How will you use this information to adjust your interactions with patients?
Additional resources to support your learning