Training providers on issues of race and racism improve health care equity

Stephen C. Nelson, Shailey Prasad, Heather W. Hackman

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Abstract

Race is an independent factor in health disparity. We developed a training module to address race, racism, and health care. A group of 19 physicians participated in our training module. Anonymous survey results before and after the training were compared using a two-sample t-test. The awareness of racism and its impact on care increased in all participants. White participants showed a decrease in self-efficacy in caring for patients of color when compared to white patients. This training was successful in deconstructing white providers' previously held beliefs about race and racism. Pediatr Blood Cancer 2015;62:915-917.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)915-917
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Blood and Cancer
Volume62
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2015

Keywords

  • Health care disparity
  • Race
  • Unconscious bias

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