Implicit Bias: A Practical Guide for Healthcare Settings

In DC Health’s second module on implicit bias, the concept of implicit bias is overviewed and then expanded on through five scenarios. Participants will have the opportunity to learn from these realistic situations that take place in healthcare settings and review the reasons certain interactions display bias. These interactions may take place at any point during a patient’s care, from a scheduling phone call to the recording of symptoms, and these interactions can even take place amongst coworkers. This implicit bias module recreates healthcare encounters and provides learners with concrete examples so that they may lead the change in creating healthier work environments.

Target Audience

All employees in a healthcare setting including all medical providers and staff.

Learning Objectives

1. Understand how implicit bias can negatively impact health outcomes

2. Identify examples of implicit bias in healthcare settings and their root causes

3. Reflect on one's own biases and develop strategies to overcome biased decision-making

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacist
    The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy technician
    The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 1.00 Completion
Course opens: 
08/16/2021
Course expires: 
08/16/2024

Christopher J. King, Ph.D, MHSc, FACHE

Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Health Systems Administration

Georgetown University 

Bio:

Dr. King is a board certified healthcare executive, educator, and researcher. As Chair of the Department of Health Systems Administration, Dr, King provides visionary leadership in teaching, research, and practice in health system redesign. As associate professor, he teaches and contributes to scholarship on the creation of equitable systems of care within the context of national health reform goals. He works closely with public and private providers to more formally integrate social correlates of health in standards of patient care. 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Deliya Wesley, Ph.D, MPH

Senior Director of Health Equity, Mathematica 

Bio:

Dr. Wesley has expertise in health disparities and patient-level factors that impact communication and influence health decision-making. Her research focuses on the unique cultural and contextual factors impacting how racial and ethnic minorities access and utilize health services, with a focus on how patient-facing digital technologies can be optimized for use among the underserved. She is interested in adapting health information technologies to address the unique needs of vulnerable populations, especially racial and ethnic minorities and those with limited literacy. Dr. Wesley is passionate about using research to improve health outcomes and foster health equity.

PHARMACISTS AND PHARMACY TECHNICIANS 

The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

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ACCREDITATION STATEMENT – PHYSICIANS 

The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacist
    The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy technician
    The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 1.00 Completion
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