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Just Read: State of the Science: Implicit Bias Review 2014 (Implications for health care)



Right after I came upon the 2013 State of the Science: Implicit Bias Review by the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at The Ohio State University (@KirwanInstitute), which I reviewed yesterday (Just Read: State of the Science: Implicit Bias Review 2013 | Ted Eytan, MD), I found the 2014 State of the Science. » » » » on to the full article

Just Read: State of the Science: Implicit Bias Review 2013



This is a pair of reports from the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at The Ohio State University (@KirwanInstitute) that is what it says – up to date reviews on the state of the science around implicit bias. Today, publishing on the 2013 update. There’s already a 2014 update that I’ll write about » » » » on to the full article

Why doctors should care about gender neutral restrooms : health, safety, and equality, in Washington, DC



Two years ago, I didn’t know what a gender neutral restroom was. Now I know they are a necessity. People who are transgender tell me stories of fear when they talk about using bathrooms when they travel. Their loved ones tell me they count the number of seconds that facilities are being used, also out » » » » on to the full article

Photo Friday: Yes they could shatter glass ceilings. Meeting the women of the Kaiser shipyards



The Women of the World War II Shipyards at The Center for Total Health 39219 on Flickr.com I am fascinated with learning about where we came from – as I said previously (in 2007): “the dreams of those who came before us inform our dreams.” It was beyond meaningful, then, to meet the women who » » » » on to the full article

Just Read: Methods for reducing unconscious bias, implications for transgender person health and medical care



Continuing on in the exploration of unconscious bias in preparation for the 2nd Annual Kaiser Permanente LGBTQI Health Symposium, the question arises – “If people harbor biases that they are not consciously aware of, how can they be reduced or eliminated?” In other words, “what’s the treatment?” These two papers offer a great review of » » » » on to the full article

‘Undercover Boss’ Features Transgender Employee



It’s an impressive milestone when, on National TV, a CEO tells an employee who is transgender, “we need more people like you here,” and “you deserve to live life the way you want.” It appears from the story that Breckin is having to pay out of pocket for medically necessary care, most likely because there » » » » on to the full article

Creating a Culture of Acceptance – UK Army LGBT Forum



If there is one bisexual man in your unit his fitting in depends on how open to diversity your unit is. It is NOT based on how hard he tries to fit in. From Army Reserve Quarterly features Army LGBT Conference | Army LGBT Forum, part of the reading I’m doing in preparation to discuss » » » » on to the full article