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This course is intended to help 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.
All Healthcare Providers
At the completion of this activity, healthcare providers will be able to:
- Describe how implicit biases impact healthcare outcomes
- Describe the impacts of historical racism and other implicit biases on the provision of healthcare
- Describe methods for implicit bias identification
- Name 3 implicit biases that are not uncommon in healthcare
- Name 3 strategies that can be used to mitigate the effects of implicit bias
At the completion of this activity, assistants, aids, support staff, and pharmacy technicians will be able to:
- Define implicit bias
- Describe how implicit biases impact patient care
- Explain ways to reduce the effects of implicit bias