Implicit bias impacts healthcare access and treatment by coloring decisions and judgements unconsciously. Enhancing awareness of implicit bias requires acquiring self-awareness and awareness of others. The addition of implicit bias education to the cultural diversity annual required education at New Hampshire Hospital for nursing staff using a portable web page adds to the range of inclusiveness within the organizational culture. The web page’s variety of subject matter offers narratives, explanatory tools, free test sites to examine individual biases, and videos to exemplify why implicit bias education is relevant. Examination of unconscious biases are recommended by the Joint Commission to investigate health care disparities, safety issues, and patient/provider communication and subsequent treatment engagement and collaboration. By widening the doors for inclusion, participation and performance is refined. The successful integration of implicit bias education will be visualized, as the presence of inclusion transforms the represented hospital staff to more comprehensively mirror the population of the community served.
A video recording of this presentation is available here.
College or School
College of Professional Studies Granite Division
Program or Major
Durant, Anne, "Integrating Implicit Bias Education into Cultural Diversity Training Via a Portable Web Page" (2022). M. S. in Management. 1.