Foundation 1: Overcoming Unconscious Bias

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25 Minutes

Unconscious bias is an unintentional bias on the part of health care providers that can influence the way they treat patients from different racial and ethnic groups. Science has shown that unconscious biases can cause us to unintentionally behave in discriminatory ways. In healthcare settings, these unconscious biases can prevent us from connecting authentically with and providing quality care to patients. In this evidence-based online course, you will learn:

  • How the conscious and unconscious thinking systems work
  • Where unconscious biases come from
  • How unconscious biases negatively impact us and those around us
    – The role of unconscious bias in the medical diagnostic process
    – How unconscious bias impacts patients’ perceptions of and trust in healthcare providers
  • Strategies to prevent unconscious bias from impacting our behavior

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