What Lies Beneath: Implicit Bias in Healthcare

About this Course

Implicit bias is a learned automatic stereotype that can be unintentional. It can be deeply ingrained, seemingly associative and has the potential to influence behavior. Every healthcare professional, regardless of what, where and how they practice cares for people from various backgrounds. This course will present evidence-based implicit bias training for healthcare professionals as well and medical and birthing centers. This course fulfills state mandates for implicit bias compliance education and training.

Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the learner will 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 Presenter

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 BenReese, LLC, a global diversity, inclusion and antiracism company working with organizations in the U.S. and around the world.

About the Content Reviewer

Deborah Martin, DNP, MBA, RN, NE-BC, FACHE,  is a leader educated at the doctoral level, Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, certified as a Nurse Executive with a proven track record in large system change that is evidence-based and patient-outcomes focused. She has over 25 years of experience in healthcare including more than five years as a system executive serving as the System Director of Professional Practice and Development for a large health-care system, as well a wide variety of operational director roles. Locations of practice include tertiary referral and teaching hospitals, community hospitals, and a large not-for-profit healthcare system. She has also served as a member of the American Nurses Association (ANA) workgroup that produced the second and third editions of the ANA Principles for Nurse Staffing.

How to Receive Credit 
  • Read the entire course online or in print. 
  • Answer the final examination questions at the end of the course. A passing grade of 75% is required. Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention. 
  • Provide required personal information and payment information. 
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation. 
  • Print your Certificate of Completion. 

Resolution of Conflict of Interest 
Colibri Healthcare, LLC implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity. 
Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement 
It is the policy of Colibri not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners. 
The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. 

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Course ID: 72256