Foundations 1 and 2 Bundle (Healthcare)

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Foundation 1: Unconscious Bias

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

Foundation 2: Stereotype Threat

Stereotype threat is the fear that we will be viewed through the lens of a negative stereotype about our social group. Science has shown that stereotype threat can hamper professionalism, stifle mutual respect and create barriers between teams. Based on the most current research brought to life by real examples, this innovative learning experience uncovers the ways that stereotype threat can negatively impact performance, preventing you from doing your best. During this evidence-based online diversity training course, you will learn:

  • What stereotype threat is
  • How our membership in different social groups influences our perceptions and behavior
  • What causes stereotype threat
  • How and why stereotype threat can impede performance
  • Specific cues in the environment that can trigger stereotype threat
  • Strategies to prevent stereotype threat from affecting you, your coworkers, and your patients

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