Exploring the Perceptual Framework Underpinning Racist and Anti-Racist Worldviews
Scarlet Soriano, MD, ABIHM
AIHM 2020 Annual Conference
What you will learn
This course will explore some of the core concepts impacting our formation of self-other identity through the lens of race and socio-economic and political dynamics. We will look at ways that we can become aware of foundational, mostly subconscious thoughts affecting our perception of the world through the lens of race and challenge beliefs that sustain racism. We will consider ways through which we can harness this information to support greater equity in health and in the world.By the end of this course, learners will be able to:
- List two ways in which concepts of self-other may impact their own views about patients, colleagues and others in general through the filter of race.
- Discuss how race as a construct has been used to perpetuate unequal valuation of human life.
- Identify at least two actions they can take to dismantle subtle racist ideologies and shift towards anti-racist healthcare practices.
- Discuss the role of mindful awareness in day-to-day life in uncovering and addressing false beliefs impacting perception through the lens of race.
Certificate of Completion
Included in this course
Scarlet Soriano, MD, ABIHM
Dr. Scarlet Soriano is a health and wellness leader,
consultant, speaker and coach. She develops wellness programs across a wide
range of health-related institutions, with a focus on designing Integrative
medicine patient and employee clinical programs. Dr. Soriano uses a wide range
of skills to support her clients in their journey of institutional
transformation, starting with a process of re-envisioning foundational concepts
of healthcare delivery; then moving through all aspects of design and
implementation, and extending into measuring, sustaining and expanding impact
of programs post-launch. Dr. Soriano is passionate about expanding access to evidence-based
Integrative and wellness-based healing modalities to minorities and underserved
Dr. Soriano is a founding member of the AIHM’s Black, Indigenous and People of Color Taskforce. She has recently joined the Board of the AIHM. Before launching as a wellness consultant in 2020, Dr. Soriano was Director for Group Visits at the Program for Integrative Medicine and Health Disparities at Boston Medical Center. Since 2018, she has been the Director for Wellness-Based Healthcare Transformation at Boston Medical Center. She is former Medical Director of the Tanya I Edwards, MD Center for Integrative and Lifestyle Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Soriano is the current Medical Director for the upcoming Hopespring Holistic Health Institute in Maine. Dr. Soriano has worked in settings that range from rural to urban, serving a wide range of patients and communities.
This activity is in compliance with California Assembly Bill 1195, which requires continuing medical education activities with patient care components to include curriculum in the subjects of cultural and linguistic competency. For specific information regarding Bill 1195 and cultural and linguistic competency, please visit the CME website.
All other healthcare professionals completing this activity will be issued a certificate of participation. To successfully earn credit, participants must review the content, complete a quiz with a score of 75% or higher, and submit an evaluation. This course is CME-eligible ending on May 31, 2023. After this date, you will continue to have access to your purchased content, however you will no longer be able to claim CME credits for your participation in the course.