Cultural competency, race, and skin tone bias among pharmacy, nursing, and medical students: implications for addressing health disparities.

@article{WhiteMeans2009CulturalCR,
  title={Cultural competency, race, and skin tone bias among pharmacy, nursing, and medical students: implications for addressing health disparities.},
  author={Shelley White-Means and Zhiyong Dong and Meghan A Hufstader and Lawrence Tarves Brown},
  journal={Medical care research and review : MCRR},
  year={2009},
  volume={66 4},
  pages={
          436-55
        }
}
The Institute of Medicine report, Unequal Treatment, asserts that conscious and unconscious bias of providers may affect treatments delivered and contribute to health disparities. The primary study objective is to measure, compare, and contrast objective and subjective cognitive processes among pharmacy, nursing, and medical students to discern potential implications for health disparities. Data were collected using a cultural competency questionnaire and two implicit association tests (IATs… CONTINUE READING

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