School of Nursing
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
implicit bias, maternal health, maternal mortality, maternal morbidity
Ruggiero, Joanne, "Implicit Bias Training in Maternal Health" (2023). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 4929.
The health care system strives to provide equitable and high-quality care to all patients. However, persistent disparities in health care outcomes based on race, ethnicity, and other social determinants of health highlight the need for targeted interventions. This evidence-based practice project explored the impact of implicit bias training on health care providers’ awareness and behavior, with the goal of mitigating disparities of care. The project involved a comprehensive review of the literature on implicit bias, health care disparities, and the effectiveness of training interventions. The training program was designed to raise awareness of implicit bias among health care providers, equip them with strategies to recognize and manage bias, and foster a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion within the health care organization. Pre- and post-training surveys were conducted to measure the program’s impact on health care providers’ attitudes, behaviors, and patient outcomes. The results suggest that implicit bias training had a statistically significant impact on the staff’s perception of implicit bias and their intent to use the material to change the way medical care is delivered. Findings suggest that even after 30 days, staff perceive the training to be effective in recognizing implicit bias in care.
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