Understand and Prevent Unintended and Implicit Biases

For Allied Health and Other Health Care Professionals

DEI Experts

Course Description

Research has shown that our biases, although often unintended, can influence how we treat patients from minority and marginalized groups. These biases can prevent us from providing equally high-quality care to patients who come from different backgrounds than we do.

This course will give you the knowledge and strategies to help you live your values – treat people fairly and without bias. Most importantly, it includes practical, evidence-based approaches to prevent unintended and implicit biases from affecting your staff, colleagues, and the patients you serve.

In this course, you will learn:

  • Findings from the mind sciences on why we unintentionally behave in biased ways that are not consistent with our core values
  • How biases negatively impact us and those around us
  • The role of unintended bias in the medical diagnostic process
  • How our unintentional biases can impact patients’ trust and adherence
  • Practical, evidence-based strategies to prevent unintentional biases you can put to work right away