Just Read: Moral Self-Licensing Part 2 – Challenge to Eliminating Bias in Health Care

Just Read: Moral Self-Licensing Part 2 - Challenge to Eliminating Bias in Health Care

It gets better.

This is a 2015 update from Author Daniel Effron at London Business School (@lbs) – and yet another reminder that the business profession has done as much if not more work in the area of behavioral health as the medical profession.

Continuing from the previous post on this topic (Just Read: Moral Self-Licensing – a continual challenge to eliminating bias in health care), this update adds more information about human motivation.

I’m framing this post through the perspective of bias, but the principles apply to health behavior, consumer behavior, etc….

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Just Read: Moral Self-Licensing – a continual challenge to eliminating bias in health care

Just Read: Moral Self-Licensing - a continual challenge to eliminating bias in health care

Earlier in my career, I remember a colleague saying to me, in a challenge to observed, biased behavior, “this is organization x, those things don’t happen here.” He said it with a dismissive chuckle. And yet, it did happen…

I have been intensely interested in the concept of “Illusion of Objectivity” especially in health care, and so have done a deep literature review, which brought me to this paper and the concept of moral self-license…

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Just Read: How to Bias and Debias your readers around LGBTQ patients at the same time

Just Read: How to Bias and Debias your readers around LGBTQ patients at the same time

Great and novel study in Jama Dermatology (@JamaDerm) on the association of skin cancer and indoor tanning in sexual minority women and men.

The editorial published along side it is even more important.

I’m bummed out by the image that the journal chose to adorn the web site and email message to advertise it. I was actually taken aback when I saw it in my email box. Continue reading→

Walking and talking about transgender women’s health: HLTH471 University of Maryland Shady Grove

Walking and talking about transgender women's health: HLTH471 University of Maryland Shady Grove

Yesterday I had the most awesome opportunity to teach one class in HLTH 471 at the University of Maryland School of Public Health, on the University of Maryland Shady Grove campus, with instructor Sabrina Matoff-Stepp, Ph.D (@SabrinaMatoffSt).

She’s teaching about women’s health from a social determinants perspective, as has included a transgender woman persona in a group of types of women for students to learn about.

I thought the discussion was great, I was super impressed with the students’ life experience – I remarked that I have seen much less knowledgeable physician audiences than this. One of the many reasons I love the 21st Century. Continue reading→

Can Health Care Be Cured Of (Unconscious) Racial Bias? : NPR

Can Health Care Be Cured Of (Unconscious) Racial Bias? : NPR

A growing body of research suggests that doctors’ racial biases and other prejudices continue to affect the care patients received. Medical educators say self-awareness is an important first step. Source: Can Health Care Be Cured Of Racial Bias? : Shots – Health News : NPR The opening story in this NPR piece is worth listening … Continue reading Can Health Care Be Cured Of (Unconscious) Racial Bias? : NPR

Just Watched: “Managing Unconscious Bias” , for Facebook employees

Just Watched: "Managing Unconscious Bias" , for Facebook employees

Via the magic of Twitter, I was treated to access to Facebook’s publication of their own Managing Bias training for their employees. It’s an approximately one hour video of an actual training, also broken up into modules, plus slides and references, which you can view/download on demand. Interestingly (and authentically) the notice didn’t come from … Continue reading Just Watched: “Managing Unconscious Bias” , for Facebook employees

Slides for Presentation: Being a Transgender Ally and Unconscious Bias

Slides for Presentation: Being a Transgender Ally and Unconscious Bias

Slides for the presentation “Being a Transgender Ally and Unconscious Bias” being given at the 2015 LGBTQ Health Care Speaker Series for Knowledgeable providers. You can view it directly on Slideshare by going here. Continue reading→