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CE: Addressing Implicit Bias in Nursing: A Review

Narayan, Mary Curry MSN, RN, HHCNS-BC, CTN-A

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AJN, American Journal of Nursing 119(7):p 36-43, July 2019. | DOI: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000569340.27659.5a


This article examines the nature of implicit, or unconscious, bias and how such bias develops. It describes the ways that implicit bias among health care providers can contribute to health care disparities and discusses strategies nurses can use to recognize and mitigate any biases they may have so that all patients receive respectful and equitable care—regardless of their race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identification, socioeconomic status, disabilities, stigmatized diagnoses, or any characteristic that distinguishes them from societal norms.

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