Title

On Triggering and Being Triggered: Civil Society and Building Brave Spaces in Medical Education.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-26-2021

Publication Title

Teaching and Learning in Medicine

Abstract

ISSUE: How educators should respond to student reports of intense emotional reactions to curricular content-i.e., being triggered-invites intense debate. There are claims of insensitivity on one side and calls to "toughen up" on the other. These polemics aside, such instances sometimes represent a true dilemma, particularly within medical education where engaging highly sensitive content is essential to future patient care and where managing one's own emotions is a core competency. Parsing this convoluted and emotional debate into these domains illustrates how medical educators can simultaneously legitimize the lived experiences of students, engage in honest dialogue, and maintain a shared commitment to education.

First Page

1

Last Page

7

DOI

10.1080/10401334.2021.1887740

ISSN

1532-8015

PubMed ID

33632036

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