Twelve tips for developing active bystander intervention training for medical students

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Med Teach. 2023 May 19:1-8. doi: 10.1080/0142159X.2023.2207723. Online ahead of print.


Healthcare experiences of mistreatment are long standing issues, with many not knowing how to recognise it and respond appropriately. Active bystander intervention (ABI) training prepares individuals with tools and strategies to challenge incidences of discrimination and harassment that they may witness. This type of training shares a philosophy that all members of the healthcare community have a role to play in tackling discrimination and healthcare inequalities. We developed an ABI training programme for undergraduate medical students, after recognising the need for this given the students' adverse experiences on clinical placements. From longitudinal feedback and robust observations of this programme, this paper intends to provide key learning lessons and guidance on how to develop, deliver and support faculty in facilitating these types of trainings. These tips are also accompanied by recommended resources and suggested examples.

PMID:37204777 | DOI:10.1080/0142159X.2023.2207723

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