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Implicit Bias and Racial Disparities Module 8

David Malebranche, MD, MPH; Oni Blackstock, MD, MHS

Jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Integritas Communications.

 

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for HIV specialists engaged in the care of patients with HIV.

Program Description

Many patients of color face implicit bias or discrimination in healthcare, including HIV care. This can result in lower levels of adherence and viral suppression as well as a lack of equity in healthcare. It is important for clinicians to recognize their own biases and those that exist in their practice in order to provide equitable care for patients of color. Dr. David Malebranche and Dr. Oni Blackstock discuss a patient who has faced implicit bias and a lack of equity at another provider’s practice. They discuss the dangers of implicit bias, strategies to recognize it, opportunities to achieve equitable care, and both individual and clinic-level changes that can reduce implicit bias.

Educational Objective

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Incorporate strategies to improve equity in care across patient populations

Faculty

David Malebranche, MD, MPH
Internal Medicine Physician
Sexual Health/HIV Expert
Atlanta, Georgia

Oni Blackstock, MD, MHS
Founder and Executive Director
Health Justice
New York, New York

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires faculty, planners, and others in control of educational content to disclose all their financial relationships with ineligible companies. All identified conflicts of interest (COI) are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to PIM policy.  PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality accredited continuing education activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in health care and not a specific proprietary business interest of an ineligible company.

The faculty reported the following relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities related to the educational content of this CME/CE activity:

David Malebranche, MD, MPH: Consulting Fees: Gilead Sciences, Inc., ViiV Healthcare Limited; Speakers’ Bureaus: Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Oni Blackstock, MD, MHS: Nothing to disclose

The PIM planners and others have nothing to disclose. The Integritas Communications planners and others have nothing to disclose.

Instructions to Receive Credit

To receive credit for this activity, participants must complete the preactivity questionnaire, complete and receive a score of 100% on the posttest, and complete the program evaluation.

Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by PIM and Integritas Communications. PIM is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the health care team.

Physician Continuing Medical Education

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Nursing Education

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 0.25 contact hours.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the US Food and Drug Administration.  The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.  The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners.  Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Disclaimer

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development.  The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management.  Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patients’ conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer's product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Fee Information & Refund/Cancellation Policy

There is no fee for this educational activity.

CME Questions – PIM Contact Information

For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact PIM via email at inquiries@pimed.com or at http://www.pimed.com/.

Integritas Contact Information

For all other questions regarding this monograph, please contact Integritas via email at info@exchangecme.com.

Computer System Requirements

PC
1.4 GHz Intel Pentium 4 or faster processor (or equivalent)
Windows 10, 8.1 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit/64-bit)
512 MB of RAM (1 GB recommended)
Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 or later, Windows Edge browser, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome
For HTML Client – Google Chrome (v70.0 & above), Mozilla Firefox (v65.0 & above), and Edge (v42.0 & above)

MAC
1.83 GHz Intel Core Duo or faster processor
512 MB of RAM (1 GB recommended)
MAC OS X 10.12, 10.13 and 10.14
Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Google Chrome
For HTML Client – Google Chrome (v70.0 & above), Apple Safari (v12.0 & above), and Mozilla Firefox (v65.0 & above)

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credit amount 0.25

credit type CME/CE

release 12/13/2021

expiration 12/13/2022

type Webcast Series