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The Intersection of Diversity and Well-Being

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      “Diversity is having a seat at the table, inclusion is having a voice, and belonging is having that voice heard” (

      Fosslien, L., & Duffy, M.W. (2019). No hard feelings: the secret power of embracing emotions at work. Portfolio/Penguin, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC.

      ). Thus, while promoting diversity is important, it is not enough. Diversity is only sustainable through inclusion and belonging. Similarly, having a voice that is heard and a sense of belonging is important for well-being (
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      ). The recent literature is replete with articles that address diversity and well-being as separate entities. At first glance, these topics may seem unrelated but with a deeper dive, it is evident that they complement and supplement each other. Examples include psychological safety and a sense of belonging, awareness of the minority tax and the potential burden on well-being, family leave and the impact on work-life integration, equal compensation for equal work, and using mindfulness to reduce unconscious bias and improve mental health. This article explores the intersection of diversity and well-being, and proposes strategies to improve physician well-being through the prioritization of diversity, inclusion, and belonging.


      DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion), ACR (American College of Radiology), URiM (Underrepresented minorities in medicine)
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