Implicit Bias in Healthcare - Two-Hour

Studies show that implicit bias around demographics such as race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, and socioeconomic status cause inequalities in treatment by healthcare professionals. This course will identify how implicit bias affects the perception and treatment decisions of healthcare professionals, how this affects patient health outcomes, and provide solutions for overcoming implicit bias on both personal and systematic levels.

Implicit bias training is now a requirement for many healthcare professionals around the United States. Please refer to your board to know the amount of contact hours that are required.  This course provides 2 contact hours of continuing education.


Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Define implicit bias.
  2. List 2 examples of how implicit bias affects healthcare providers and patients.
  3. State 2 strategies for reducing implicit bias.
  4. Explain 2 methods for evaluating the presence and extent of implicit bias in the workplace. 


Chapter 1: What is Implicit Bias?

  • Implicit Bias Pre-test
  • Why Implicit Bias Exists

Chapter 2: Implications of Implicit Bias in Healthcare

  • Vulnerable Groups
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation
  • Age
  • Disabilities, Mental Illness, and Addiction
  • Socioeconomic Status
  • Obesity and Overweight

Chapter 3: Methods of Evaluating the Presence and Extent of Implicit Bias

  • Assessment Standards Institute (ASI)
  • The Implicit Association Test (IAT)

Chapter 4: How to Reduce Implicit Bias

  • Become Aware of Your Implicit Biases
  • Educate and Immerse Yourself in Other Cultures
  • Improve Communications and Standards
  • Learn the Lingo
  • Engage in Meditation and Mindfulness
  • Practical Solutions for Healthcare Administrators to Promote Inclusion

Chapter 5: What are the Benefits of a Diverse Organization

  • Implicit Bias Post-test

Chapter 6: References

Price: $20.00

Contact Hours: 2

Course Author

Kaitlin Rosetta

Kaitlin is a graduate of the University of North Texas and has a bachelor's degree in Risk, Insurance and Financial Services. She was a member of the National Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi and graduated Cum Laude.

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