Implicit Bias and Its Effect on Health Explored at Safety & Quality Symposium

Posted on August 09, 2019

Dayna MatthewAddressing health disparities to ensure that all people receive the care they need, no matter their race or economic background, is currently one of the biggest challenges facing the American healthcare system. The failure to fashion an effective response that purges the effects of implicit bias from American healthcare is unjust and morally untenable, argues Dayna Bowen Matthew, JD, PhD, who will address health disparities at the 2019 MHA Safety & Quality Symposium Sept. 26.

Clinical teams across the continuum of care, quality and safety professionals, and healthcare executives who want to experience top-level dialogue, design innovative solutions and gain the knowledge needed for better patient outcomes are encouraged to register. Additional content will focus on strategies that improve psychological safety, as outlined by world-renowned Harvard Professor of Leadership and Management Amy Edmondson, helping caregivers cope with medical errors through second victim interventions, and preparing for violent incidents through focused communication and safety protocols.

Symposium: Engagement. Quality. Care. A total of 4.75 nursing contact hours have been awarded for this activity by the Michigan Public Health Institute – Continuing Education Solutions (MPHI-CES 6277). Additionally, this event is eligible for up to 4.75 continuing medical education credit, category II.

Register now to attend or participate virtually. Members who will also be attending the MHA Workplace Safety Collaborative: Addressing Violence in Healthcare Settings workshop at the hotel the previous day may wish to reserve an overnight room. Hotel accommodations should be made no later than Sept. 3 to ensure availability and the discounted rate. Book the group rate online or call the hotel at (800) 236-2427 and identify the Michigan Health & Hospital Association when making a room reservation.

For more information on the symposium, contact Erin Steward at the MHA. Questions on registration should be directed to Janice Jones at the MHA.


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