Title

Nursing Leadership Must Confront Implicit Bias as a Barrier to Diversity in Health Care Today

Department

Nursing

Document Type

Article

Publication Title

Nurse Leader

Abstract

Implicit bias can prevent diversity and inclusion in organizations; however, attempts to mitigate its damage in health care have not always been successful. Nursing leadership struggles with integrating these topics into organizational nurse training programs. Implicit bias is common and can be activated unknowingly, despite a nurse’s best intention, and can result in health disparities and poor outcomes for patients. Nursing leadership must raise awareness of implicit bias and help all nurses, from novice to senior, recognize its existence as a barrier to diversity, and create a safe environment to bring concerns, identify triggers, and invest in education and training.

DOI

10.1016/j.mnl.2021.02.004

Publication Date

3-16-2021

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