Recognizing and Overcoming Implicit Biases
— Offered by College of Education and Health Professions and Eleanor Mann School of Nursing —
Implicit Bias is a part of the human experience, and Implicit Biases often conflict with our deeply held values and attitudes. Nurses work with people of all backgrounds and Implicit Biases can impact quality of care. In this module, we will explore some medical biases, past and present, shedding light on how biases are embedded into our healthcare environment. Tools will be provided for recognizing and overcoming Implicit Biases that are hidden from our view.
- Define Implicit Bias
- Look at Medical Bias Past and Present
- Explore Ways to Arrest and Overcome Our Implicit Biases
Certified Nurse Educator
Upon graduation with an ADN in 2001, BJ Garrett worked for 15 years in an outpatient Endoscopy Center and became the first Certified Gastroenterology Registered Nurse at her facility. BJ worked weekends at Hospice Austin's Christopher House for 13 years, eventually becoming a Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse. In 2012 BJ earned a BSN from Texas Tech University and completed an MSN-NE from Angelo State University (San Angelo Texas) in 2015. Prior to taking a full-time position at the Eleanor Mann School of Nursing, Ms. Garrett worked as the Nursing Tutor for Austin Community College Eastview Campus (Austin Texas) serving 400 nursing students in all RN and LPN levels and programs. She also taught the AlliedHealth course, End of Life Issues at ACC.
Eleanor Mann School of Nursing, University of Arkansas, is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.