For Allied Health Providers

Understand and Prevent Stereotype Threat in Patient Care

⏰ 30 Minutes plus optional activities

🏆 Exam to earn CME is available for purchase immediately after course completion

📜 Certificate of Completion

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What Your Colleagues Say:

"“This was a great presentation and represented this important topic well”"

“The varied vignettes to present a whole picture of an individual and how/why they have biases toward them AND how to avoid showing bias toward them…”

“Great learning tools to help us serve ALL patients. Thank you for the reminders and new ideas.”

As clinicians, we strive to provide all our patients the highest quality of care.

Hundreds of studies have shown that our behavior, memory, performance and well-being can be strongly affected by being aware (consciously or unconsciously) that a stereotype about a group we belong to might affect how others see us. Simply put, we unconsciously or consciously fear that an unfair stereotype will be applied to us. This experience is called identity threat, more commonly, stereotype threat.

Research shows that stereotype threat is prevalent, can affect anyone, and has surprisingly powerful negative effects.

You may have experienced stereotype threat, even if you did not realize it at the time.

  • This learning experience will give you insight and skills to increase your confidence, improve your performance, lower stress, and improve your quality of life.

Many of your coworkers experience stereotype threat, even though they may not know it is happening.

  • This learning experience will help you understand and empower your coworkers, bring out the best in them and others, and support a vibrant and inclusive workplace.

Your racial and ethnic minority patients, patients with a disability, patients with obesity, gender and sexual minority patients are at high risk for stereotype threat.

  • This learning experience will give you the essential understanding and skills to ensure high-quality care and outcomes for all of your patients.

That's where this course comes in.
This evidence-based course will provide insights and proven strategies you can put to work immediately.

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Learners will be able to:

  • Understand stereotype threat, including triggers and impacts on patients 

  • Protect yourself, your team, and patients from stereotype threat and thus improve the clinical encounter, patient experience, and job satisfaction

  • Apply concrete and evidence-based actions for preventing stereotype threat to increase your confidence, lower stress, show up at your best, and improve your quality of life

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Course Format

This video learning course features engaging content delivered by experts in the field. Through informative presentations, case studies, and interactive exercises, you will deepen your knowledge and develop practical skills for preventing stereotype threat from affecting you, your team, your patients, and the care you provide. The self-paced format allows you to learn at your convenience, ensuring flexibility in your professional development.

Who Should Enroll

This course is designed for healthcare professionals. It also benefits administrators and healthcare staff seeking to enhance their understanding and skills in patient care.

Why do Optum Health, Mayo Clinic, Boston Scientific, Hospital Association of New York, Health Partners, Cleveland Clinic, the Permanente Medical Group, Sutter Health, Confluence Health, The Indiana Hospital Association, the Center for Antiracism and Health Equity, and the California Health Care Association, among others,  choose our courses?

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#unmatched expertise | #the best we have seen | #truly evidence-based  | #top marks from our doctors | #head & shoulders above the rest