Bias in clinical practice is a persistent cause of healthcare disparities, compounding the vulnerabilities of historically excluded populations such as those comprising minority ethnic populations, immigrants, the poor, low health-literacy individuals, sexual minorities, children, women, the elderly, the mentally ill, the overweight and the disabled. Implicit or unconscious provider biases impact the mental health treatment continuum at various stages including patient–provider interactions, treatment decisions, patient treatment adherence, and patient health outcomes. This webinar session will provide an analysis of the individual and institutional biases that manifest in mental health care and address these with cognitive and other strategies to mitigate their impact on patient populations.
-Analyze provider and institutional bias and discrimination as a driver of disparities in diagnosis and treatment.
-Explain relationships between implicit attitudes about racial/ethnic groups and health care outcomes.
-Apply approaches to reducing bias in clinical practice including egalitarian communication networks and other strategies to impart culturally competent clinician-patient interaction.
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