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In recent years, there has been extensive study on the topic of unconscious (or implicit) bias among healthcare professionals and how bias contributes to health disparities. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) concludes that “… unrecognized bias against members of a social group, such as racial or ethnic minorities, may affect communication and the care offered to those individuals.”1
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Stop 4: Implicit Bias in Health Care
How Do You Manage Implicit Bias in Health Care?
Implicit Bias in Health Care
This article defines explicit bias, the effect it has on health care, and how to manage it.
How to Reduce Implicit Bias
This article and accompanying video describe the different forms of bias and what medical providers can do to address the issue.
1Irene V. Blair, PhD, et. al, "Unconscious (Implicit) Bias and Health Disparities: Where Do We Go from Here?," The Permanente Journal, Vol. 15, No. 2, Spring 2011, <http://www.thepermanentejournal.org/issues/2011/spring/736-health-disparities.html>, accessed on November 29, 2018.
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