Implicit bias in healthcare

7 months ago
By: Daphne Atkinson

Learning modules on explicit and implicit bias in healthcare have been released by the Health Quality and Safety Commission.

Learning modules on explicit and implicit bias in healthcare have been released by the Health Quality and Safety Commission. HQSC’s medical director Dr Iwona Stolarek says that it can be confronting and challenging as a clinician to accept that you might not treat all your patients equally.

The modules encourage health professionals to examine their biases, and how they affect the healthcare they provide and interactions with patients. The three modules, which include interviews with clinicians, are: Understanding and addressing implicit bias; Te Tiriti o Waitangi, colonisation and racism; and experiences of bias. Watch here.