Cardiology Magazine Cover Story Spotlights Implicit Bias and the Unconscious Barriers to Quality Care and Diversity in Medicine
Everyone, including physicians and other health care professionals, has implicit (also called unconscious) biases that affect how they view the world and interact with others.
A recent Cardiology magazine article deep dives into the several definitions of implicit bias that all come down to the same thing: attitudes or decisions that lead to unintended disparities and inequalities and reinforce cultural biases, resulting in "unintended consequences."
The article also explains how implicit biases affect patient care, medical school admissions, faculty hiring, promotion and growth opportunities. Read more.