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Recorded Webinar

Implicit Bias: Strategies to Counter
Bias in Clinical Interactions

As rehabilitation professionals, providing the highest quality patient care is of the utmost importance, and is the reason we entered the profession. While utilizing the latest evidence-based treatment techniques to return patients to their optimum level of function and independence is critical, how effectively and compassionately we interact with patients will ultimately determine whether or not they respond to 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. However, 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 has been specifically designed for PTs, OTs, and SLPs, we define implicit bias and explore its effect on the clinician/patient relationship, and share strategies to combat it.

This webinar is a part of the MedBridge enterprise solution. Our complete solution of professional development and patient engagement tools helps organizations attract and retain staff, elevate quality of care, and improve outcomes.

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Dr. Bernadette Williams-York has been an educator in health professional programs for nearly 20 years. She currently serves as Associate Professor and Program Director of the Division of Physical Therapy in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, School of Medicine, at the University of Washington. Dr. Williams-York received her Bachelor of Science degree from Tulane University in New Orleans, her Master of Science degree from the University of Alabama, Birmingham, and her Doctor of Science degree from Rocky Mountain University in Provo, Utah.

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