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Michigan Implicit Bias Training

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Michigan Implicit Bias Training

Author: Sarah Schulze
MSN, APRN

Health equity is a rising area of focus in the healthcare field, as renewed attention is being given to ongoing data covering discrepancies and gaps in the accessibility, expanse, and quality of healthcare delivered across racial, gender, cultural, and other groups. Yes, there are some differences in healthcare outcomes purely based on biological differences between people of different genders or races, but more evidence points to the vast majority of healthcare gaps stemming from individual and systemic biases.  

Policy change and restructuring are happening at institutional levels across the country, but this will only get us so far. In order for real change to occur and the gaps in healthcare to close, there must also be awareness and change on an individual level. Implicit, or subconscious, bias has the potential to change the way healthcare professionals deliver care in subtle but meaningful ways and must be addressed to modernize healthcare and reach true equity.  

Course Outline

    1. Introduction 
    2. What is Implicit Bias?  
    3. Implications  
    4. Exploring Areas of Bias
      Culture
      – Maternal Health
      – Reproductive Rights 
    5. Case Study
    6. Where Change is Needed
      Individual Level
      Institutional Level
      Community Representation

Accreditation Statement

Nursing CE Central is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

In this course we will discuss implicit bias in the healthcare professions. It will take the average learner 60 minutes to complete

Course Objectives

After completing this course, the learner will be able to:

  1. Understand implicit bias and explore their own subconscious or internal biases and opinions. 
  2. Explain ways that implicit biases can negatively impact clients in minority groups. 
  3. Explore biases that have penetrated the institutional and societal levels. 
  4. Explain how to differentiate between cultural competence and stereotyping. 
  5. Identify ways that implicit bias negatively affects pregnant and laboring mothers and list risks that are increased for minority women. 
  6. Discuss the ways bias might impact contraceptive counseling provided to women. 
  7. Identify areas that require change on individual and institutional levels in order to see health equity occur.

Target Audience

  • Registered Nurses (RN)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN)
  • Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN/LVN)

Requirement for Completion

  1. Enrollment in the course by the learner
  2. Read and learn all course materials
  3. Complete the course evaluation
  4. Attest and testify learning of the course materials

Accreditations + Approvals

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) (P0614)
  • California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP 17418)
  • Kentucky Board of Nursing (7-0090)
  • Louisiana State Board of Nursing (58)
  • New York State Department of Education (IC 208)
  • Florida Board of Nursing (50-23983)

Conflict of Interest Statement

Nursing CE Central nor any of the authors, planners, content experts or any contributors have a commercial interest nor were influenced by commercial interests in the creation of this course, financially or otherwise.

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Course created on: May 24, 2022

Course Expires on: May 24, 2025

Course Offering: #143