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COVID-19 and Implicit Bias: Minimizing the Impact of Hidden Bias

Program Date & Time:
March 11, 2024 | 9:00am-11:00am
Modality:
  • Webinar
Registration Fee:
Free
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Additional Details
Instructional Hours:
2.00
Didactic Hours (AHEC Scholars):
2.00
Experiential Hours (AHEC Scholars):
0.00
Registration Deadline:
3/10/24 11:59 PM
Cancellation Deadline:
3/10/24 11:59 PM
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Presenter(s)
Description
Implicit biases that derive from cultural stereotypes affect our unconscious thinking and decision-making in ways that perpetuate health inequities. This interactive, two-hour workshop explores biases amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic and best practices to positively improve the patient care experience. Participants will gain a clear understanding of implicit bias/unconscious bias and learn practical skills needed to mitigate biases and successfully create more inclusive healthcare environments.
Objectives

At the completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Know the definition of implicit bias/unconscious bias and why it matters in healthcare.
  • Clarify unconscious bias related to environment (rural communities), race, age, insurance status and education and how the COVID-19 pandemic amplified those biases.
  • Develop tools to mitigate biases and feel empowered to create and support more inclusive healthcare environments.
Disclosures
Pee Dee AHEC’s conflict of interest policy requires faculty to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of their presentations/materials. Speakers have signed a vested interest form declaring any conflict of interest in education activities. Please see individual activities for any conflicts of interest. Provisions of these educational activities by Pee Dee AHEC does not imply endorsement by Pee Dee AHEC, SCNA or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with activities. This program is supported by funding from the Health Equity Initiative, in partnership with the SC Office of Rural Health (SCORH) and SC Department of Health and Environmental Control (SC DHEC). The Health Equity Initiative is part of a national project by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), supported by funding through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act.
Credits Available
  • Social Workers
    SC Board of Social Work Examiners (Non-SW)
    Credit Statement
    This program is approved for 2 non-social work hours of continuing education by Pee Dee AHEC, a part of the South Carolina AHEC system, as defined by the South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners.
  • Registered Nursing
    SC Nurses Association
    Credit Statement

    Pee Dee AHEC (Area Health Education Center) is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the South Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Upon successful completion of this program, attendees will receive 2 contact hours.

  • Counselors/Therapist
    SC Board of Examiners for Professional Counselors
    Credit Statement
    This program is approved for 2 hours of continuing education by Pee Dee AHEC, a division of SC AHEC, under its accreditation by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensed Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists.
  • Health Professions Student
    Area Health Education Consortium Student
    Credit Statement
    Participation recognition only: This 2 hour(s) program is presented by SC AHEC.
  • All other participants
    Area Health Education Consortium
    Credit Statement
    This program provides 0.2 CEUs by Pee Dee AHEC and meets South Carolina AHEC Best Practice Standards.
  • AHEC Scholars
    Area Health Education Consortium Student
    Credit Statement
    Participation recognition only: This 2 hour(s) program is presented by SC AHEC.
Locations/Participation Options
Contact(s)

If you have questions about the credits, location/video conference information, or any other details specific to this particular program, please reach out to the contact(s) below:

  • Name:
    Kimberly Morris
    Phone:
    843-777-5352
    Email:
    kimberlymorris@mcleodhealth.org
  • Name:
    Nita Jackson
    Phone:
    843-777-5343
    Email:
    bejackson@mcleodhealth.org
If you have questions related to registering or using the AHEC Learning Portal, please contact ofte@musc.edu.