"This course will be retired and no longer available as of January 13, 2023. Please complete the course by December 31, 2022 to receive credit or look for Strategies to Counter Implicit Bias in Clinical Interactions
, available in the course catalogue.
Video Runtime: 97 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 29 Minutes
Please note, this course does not satisfy the MI requirement on Implicit Bias.
This course is a recording of a previously hosted live webinar event. Polling and question submission features are not available for this recording. Format and structure may differ from standard MedBridge courses.
As a rehabilitation professional, providing the highest-quality patient care is of the utmost importance and is one of the reasons you entered the profession. While utilizing the latest evidenced-based treatment techniques to return your patients to their optimum level of functioning and independence is critical, how effectively and compassionately you interact with your patients will ultimately determine whether or not they respond to your therapeutic interventions.
Research with health professionals has shown that implicit biases affect patient care. We all have implicit biases that are ingrained in us from childhood. Gaining awareness of these biases and learning how to consciously counteract their influence is critical to improving our interactions with our patients. In this webinar, which is specifically designed for PTs, OTs, and SLPs, we will define implicit bias, explore its effect on the clinician/patient relationship, and share strategies to combat it.