Helping medical learners recognise and manage unconscious bias toward certain patient groups.

@article{Teal2012HelpingML,
  title={Helping medical learners recognise and manage unconscious bias toward certain patient groups.},
  author={Cayla R. Teal and Anne C. Gill and Alexander R. Green and Sonia Crandall},
  journal={Medical education},
  year={2012},
  volume={46 1},
  pages={80-8}
}
CONTEXT For the last 30 years, developments in cognitive sciences have demonstrated that human behaviour, beliefs and attitudes are shaped by automatic and unconscious cognitive processes. Only recently has much attention been paid to how unconscious biases based on certain patient characteristics may: (i) result in behaviour that is preferential toward or against specific patients; (ii) influence treatment decisions, and (iii) adversely influence the patient-doctor relationship. Partly in… CONTINUE READING
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