Diversity and Inclusion: Promoting Health Equity by Understanding Unconscious Bias

July 26, 2017

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

What is unconscious bias and how does it influence nurses and others? Learn about the neuroscience behind unconscious bias and how these subtle beliefs and behaviors can have large impacts. Understand how nurses can recognize and handle unconscious bias at the individual, organizational, and institutional level so as to minimize the impact.

Presenters:
• Piri Ackerman-Barger, PhD, RN, Campaign for Action Diversity Adviser and University of California-Davis Professor
• Minjon Tholen, MA, Cook Ross Senior Consultant

Participants will:
• Define unconscious bias and differentiate the types
• Explore the neuroscience of unconscious bias
• Discuss how unconscious bias affects health outcomes
• Determine strategies for mitigating the impact of individual and institutional unconscious bias