Because our unconscious biases are so hidden from ourselves, it takes some work to disrupt them, but it can be done through active reflection and practicing inclusive behaviors. Doing this work benefits us, the people around us, and our patients.
Are you biased? Well I am. And you are, too. We’re all biased.
In our everyday lives, when people don’t fit our internalized expectations, we can sometimes have difficulty seeing their talents, motivations and potential clearly… this means we interact with them less effectively. Recognizing we have bias and where our biases come from is one of the first, and the biggest, steps in dealing with the impact of our bias.
The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) partners with Marni Panas, Program Manager, Diversity and Inclusion for Alberta Health Services for an informative 44-minute video about this fascinating topic.
In this video:
- Explore how our brains form unconscious judgments
- Review various forms of bias
- Discuss how biases impact our decisions and interactions with each other
- Explore strategies to reduce bias in our day to day lives
*Due to technical difficulties, the audio quality of this presentation is not to our usual standards.