Implicit Bias Implications for Physicians and Healthcare Professionals

About the Course:
The purpose of this course is to provide a historical context of race and racism and its relationship to the development of racial implicit bias. The development of implicit bias will be discussed along with research demonstrating the impact of implicit bias on the clinical encounter. Recommendations for mitigating implicit bias are offered.

Learning Objectives:
Completion of this course will better enable the course participant to:
  • Know how the history of race in America informs the development of racial implicit bias.
  • Explain the definition of implicit bias and how it differs from explicit bias.
  • Describe factors that contribute to the development of implicit bias.
  • Describe research related to the impact of implicit bias on the clinical encounter and patient referrals.
  • Describe the relationship between racial implicit bias and healthcare disparities.
  • Describe strategies to mitigate the impact of implicit bias in decision making.
Accreditation Statement
InforMed is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Designation Statement
InforMed designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

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