Evidence-Based 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 Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the learner should be able 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.

About the Author:
Benjamin D. Reese, Jr., PsyD, is a clinical psychologist with over 50 years of work on issues of race, diversity, and implicit bias. He was formerly the Vice President for Institutional Equity and Chief Diversity Officer for Duke University and the Duke University Health System. He is currently the President and CEO of Bernese, LLC, a global diversity, inclusion, and antiracism company working with organizations in the US. and around the world.

AGD Subject Code: 770 

How to Receive Credit:

  • Read the entire course online or in print which requires a 1-hour commitment of time.
  • Complete the Self-Assessment Quiz Questions either integrated throughout or all at the end of the course.
    • These questions are NOT GRADED. The questions are included to help affirm what you have learned from the course.
    • The correct answer is shown after the question is answered. If the incorrect answer is selected, a Rationale for the correct answer is provided.
  • At the end of the course, answer the Yes/No Affirmation question to indicate that you have completed the educational activity.
  • Specific to Florida: A mandatory Final Examination with a passing score of 70% or higher is required. Exam questions link content to the course Learning Objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • If requested, provide required personal and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory Nursing Course Evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Dr. Benjamin D. Reese Jr. PsyD has disclosed he does not have a financial relationship with ineligible companies
Planners, faculty, and others in control of content (either individually or as a group) have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.

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Course Verification
Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that the content in this course is balanced and unbiased.

Activity Type: Knowledge
Target Audience: Pharmacists and Pharmacist Technicians

Colibri Healthcare, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmaceutical education. (Provider #0607). 

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