Implicit Bias: Unconscious Minds, Inclusive Care

Learn about Implicit Bias: Unconscious Minds, Inclusive Care. Explore the psychology behind biases and strategies for fostering inclusivity.

In the dynamic landscape of healthcare, implicit bias often lurks beneath the surface, influencing decisions and interactions in ways we may not even realize. This comprehensive course delves deep into the nuances of implicit bias, shedding light on its origins, manifestations, and impact within the healthcare realm. Participants will gain a profound understanding of the various types of implicit bias, from racial and ethnic to gender and socioeconomic biases. By exploring historical contexts and contemporary research, this course will uncover the intricate relationship between implicit bias and systemic racism, confronting the sobering realities that shape healthcare disparities. Armed with this knowledge, healthcare professionals will emerge equipped with practical strategies to assess and mitigate implicit bias in their daily practice, fostering more equitable and patient-centered care for all.

This course satisfies the implicit bias requirement for Michigan.

Target Audience

Social Worker Intern, Licensed Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Master Social Worker, Licensed Independent Social Worker, Registered Nurse Practitioner, Certified Nurse Practitioner, Advanced Practice Nurses, Physical Therapy Assistant, Licensed Practical Nurse, Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, Registered Nurse, Physical Therapist, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Master's Social Work, Licensed Masters Social Worker, Licensed Baccalaureate Social Worker, Licensed Independent Social Worker Dual, Certified Nursing Assistant, Registered Social Worker Assistant, Licensed Certified Social Worker, Bachelor's Social Worker, Licensed Independent Social Worker Advanced Practice, Licensed Independent Social Worker Clinical Practice, Licensed Graduate Social Worker,

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Characterize implicit bias and its significance in healthcare contexts.
  2. Identify the historical legacies of racism and their impact on present-day healthcare disparities.
  3. Analyze the challenges associated with implicit bias in healthcare delivery and outcomes.
  4. Evaluate strategies for assessing and addressing implicit bias to promote inclusivity and equitable care in healthcare settings.
  5. Examine the effects of implicit bias on the community and the quality of healthcare.

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 ANCC
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Patricia Dunn DNP, APRN, FNP-BC

Patricia Dunn DNP, APRN, FNP-BC is a Nurse Practitioner with over 20 years of experience as an Advanced Practice Nurse and 20 years as a Registered Nurse. She has served as an APRN for Florida Pain Institute, Heart Rhythm Associates of Brevard, House Calls of Central Florida. She earned her Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Walden University, Minneapolis.

AchieveCE is an approved provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Georgia Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. GNA Approved Provider Number is 4003268.

  • Arkansas State Board of Nursing
  • California Board of Nursing
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  • District of Columbia Board of Nursing Assistive Personnel
  • Florida Board of Nursing
  • Florida Board of Nursing - Certified Nursing Assistants
  • Florida Board of Nursing Home Administrators
  • Georgia Board of Nursing
  • Kansas State Board of Nursing
  • Kentucky Board of Nursing
  • Michigan Board of Nursing
  • Mississippi Board of Nursing
  • New Mexico Board of Nursing
  • New Mexico Certified Nurse Midwives and Licensed Midwives
  • North Dakota Board of Nursing
  • South Carolina Board of Nursing
  • West Virginia Board of Registered Nurses
  • Wyoming Board of Nursing

Available Credit

  • 2.00 ANCC


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