This talk will explore the literature on implicit bias generally and specifically within health care. The presentation will review studies that explore the impact of physician implicit bias on decision making and how it can result in decisions that harm certain patient groups. The presentation will end with a review of some research-proven strategies to mitigate implicit bias. Finally, participants will be asked to make a written pledge to use one of the discussed strategies in their patient interactions. Learning Objectives:
1) Explain the difference between implicit and explicit bias.
2) List two examples of implicit bias impacting physician decision-making.
3) Implement two strategies to mitigate implicit bias.