Mitigating Unconscious Bias in Decision-Making
Full course description
Unconscious bias can undermine our engagement, ability to innovate, and ability to understand those we serve and who we work with. This bias negatively impacts healthcare and academic medicine. Actively engaging in completing this module, along with employing bias mitigation strategies in your decision-making, is one conscious step toward and committing to IUSM's mission and core values.
In this module, we will deepen our understanding of unconscious biases, how they influence behavior and decision-making, and how they impact us all. We will also learn numerous actions we can take to help mitigate bias in the roles we serve. Upon the completion of this module, you will be able to:
- Increase self-awareness of unconscious biases and stereotypes created by them
- Understand the impact of unconscious bias on IUSM and healthcare (and beyond)
- Demonstrate conscious mitigation strategies to reduce harm, inequity, and injustice from unconscious bias
- Apply unconscious bias reduction skills in decision-making
Length: 45-60 minutes
IU School of Medicine - Center of Inclusive Excellence
Audience: Created with academic medicine-related faculty, staff, administrators, organizations, and students in mind, but is open for everybody.