Date of Scholarly Project Submission
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Dr. Sarah Jennings
Second Committee Member
Dr. Jaime Crabb
Third Committee Member
Dr. Melissa Copenhaver
Implicit bias is viewed as an unconscious and involuntary attitude that lies below the surface of consciousness but can influence behavior, and cognitive processes (Maina et al., 2018). Social determinants of health are considered to be the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work, and age; these circumstances are usually shaped by the distribution of money, power, and resources at global, national, and local levels, which in turns determines the distribution of the value of medical care. Existing literature on implicit bias has been fragmented in different fields such as; cognitive psychology, business ethics, and higher education, but underexplored in health professions education (Joseph et al., 2018). Despite increasing attention to implicit bias recognition and management in health professions education, many programs struggle to meaningfully integrate these topics into curricula (Sukhera & Watling, 2018). The aim of this project is multifaceted. First; define social determinants of health and implicit bias and its impact on preparing teaching materials, allowing participants the ability to teach and demonstrate equitable and inclusive care to diverse populations. Secondly, to improve awareness among participants about the value of using preferred language and content when discussing social determinants of health. Lastly; provide participants with tools to identify and address implicit bias in content so participants can increase readiness for addressing social determinants of health when working with colleagues, students, and patients.
Ngafeeson, Claudia, "IMPLEMENTING FACULTY DEVELOPMENT MODULES TO INCREASE READINESS FOR ADDRESSING SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH, IMPLICIT BIAS AND EQUITY IN COURSE CONTENT" (2022). DNP Scholarly Projects. 33.
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