Implicit Racial Bias in Healthcare
By: American Chiropractic Association

Course Description

When healthcare providers make negative race-based associations outside conscious awareness it becomes destructive to not only the patient but the institution of medicine at-large. Patients are seeking out care to ease pain, discomfort, and management of their diseased state, yet treatments remain unfairly distributed based on race. Research shows a direct correlation between levels of unconscious bias with healthcare providers and the lower quality of care African Americans and People of Color end up receiving. Substandard treatment based on race, whether it is intentional or not can increase the risk of poor health outcomes provoked in an environment designed to reduce those same risk. This lecture will explore this research and how to best navigate these racial implicit biases for a more favorable health outcome for patients.

Learning Objectives:

1). Participants will be introduced to social and historical influences of racial bias

2). Participants will understand how racial bias influences treatment for pain management

3). Participants will be introduced to correlations between racial bias in pain perception and how it contributes to poor patient outcomes

4). Participants will learn available techniques to help diffuse implicit bias during the clinical encounter

Course Details

  • Implicit Racial Bias in Healthcare
  • By:    American Chiropractic Association
  • Instructor:    Tawainna Houston, ND, MDiv.
  • Total CE Hours:    1.00
  • Course Format:     Live Webinar
  • Course Start:    04/25/2023   08:00pm
  • Course End:    04/25/2023   09:00pm
  • Time Zone:    Eastern
  • Course Categories:     Chiropractic Assistants, DC Continuing Education
  • Course Subjects | CE HOURS:
    • Ethics/Boundaries  -1.00 CE Hours