Supporting an Inclusive Environment Through Correct Name Pronunciation

Video Author:Najjar, Rana PhD, RN, CPNP; Noone, Joanne PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF, FAAN; Reifenstein, Karen PhD, RN

Published on:November 16, 2022

Name mispronunciation has been identified as a microaggression that can interfere with an inclusive learning environment and a sense of belonging. The authors developed a TEDx talk of a story about personal naming, followed by a discussion on appropriate and inappropriate responses to name mispronunciation. The training and TEDx increased faculty understanding that name mispronunciation may be considered a microaggression and their awareness of the importance correct name pronunciation. You will learn about this training in the video and article.