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Recognizing and acknowledging one’s own implicit bias is a vital step in ensuring inclusive and compassionate care for all people. One study found that 41.8% of LGBT+ respondents reported discrimination at a clinic or hospital setting (Shires & Jaffee, 2015). Black women are five times more likely to die of a pregnancy related condition in the United States (Petersen et al, 2019). In the United Kingdom, 34% of Trans adults have attempted suicide (Blair, 2016). Health care providers can have a positive influence to promote and establish the changes that will reduce discrimination and increase inclusivity. The concept of implicit bias will be explored and defined. Evidence based strategies for creating an inclusive and supportive environment for students, coworkers and patients will be shared during this interactive presentation.
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Objectives: (Minimum of two objectives)
Following conclusion of the session, the learner will:
1. Learner will recognition of implicit bias.
2. Learner will identify 2 strategies for inclusive nursing.
Carrie Lamb earned her BSN from University of West Florida in 2006 and began practicing as a medical-surgical nurse in Oregon. After gaining experience in multiple clinical settings, (medical, surgical, cardiac, perinatal and pediatric) she obtained her dual graduate degree in adult health Clinical Nurse Specialist and Nurse Education. After completing her DNP in Advanced Practice Nurse Leadership at Chamberlain University, Lamb moved to Idaho where she has most recently served as the Director of Acute Nursing Practice, in the Center for Nursing Excellence, at St. Luke's Health System. Recently, Dr. Lamb was appointed to represent District 4 on the Nurse Leaders of Idaho board of directors and is now the Assistant Dean of Nursing at Eagle Gate College in Boise.
Learner will recognition of implicit bias.
Learner will identify 2 strategies for inclusive nursing.
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