This course is intended to teach healthcare workers increase their knowledge of the impact of implicit bias on the provision of and outcomes of healthcare. Students will have the opportunity to evaluate and reflect upon their own implicit biases and will learn strategies for reducing the impact of implicit bias on the provision of healthcare. By the completion of the course, the learner will demonstrate knowledge of implicit biases and the impact on the provision of healthcare by passing a post-test with a score ≥ 80%. This course satisfies requirements for Michigan.
This course is appropriate for:
- Registered Nurses
- Advanced Practice Registered Nurses
- Licensed Practical Nurses
- Physician Assistants
- Social Workers
- Other Dental Health Professionals
- Occupational and Physical Therapists
- Speech Language Pathologists
- Others who provide healthcare services to clients
- The learner will describe how implicit biases impact healthcare outcomes
- The learner will describe the impacts of historical racism and other implicit biases on the provision of healthcare.
- The learner will describe methods for implicit bias identification.
- The learner will name 3 implicit biases that are not uncommon in healthcare.
- The learner will name 3 strategies that can be used to mitigate the effects of implicit bias.