Achieving Health Equity
This session was hosted in late July 2016 and was sponsored by the AAHPM Diversity & Inclusion Committee and designed to provide participants with the tools to identify and address bias. It will start with an overview of life expectancy for low income and non-white minorities, followed by specific examples of social determinants of health and healthcare, discussion around macroaggressions and bias in the clinical settings, and techniques to de-bias.
Who Should Attend?
All can attend this complimentary session. No registration is required. The intended audience is Physicians, Nurses, Advanced Clinical Professionals, Social Workers, Chaplains and other members of the Interdisciplinary Team involved in caring for patients.
Prior to the course, all registrants were encouraged to complete an implicit-association test: Race IAT module.
View the course objectives for this course.
Ronald M. Wyatt, MD is the Patient Safety Officer and Medical Director at The Joint Commission where he leads efforts to address health and health care disparity and equity. He directs data management and event analysis in the Office of Quality and collaborates in the development of National Patient Safety Goals, Sentinel Event Alerts, and Quick Safety publications. Dr Wyatt is a board-certified Internist with over 20 years of practice experience.
Continuing Education Credits
The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.
The AAHPM designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.