American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

Session Code: PS214
Title: Improving Outcomes by Enhancing and Teaching Cultural Competency and Addressing Bias
Date and Time of Session: Tuesday, October 24: 9:45 am - 11:15 am
Description: Contemporary efforts have been made to understand the role of provider and patient factors such as cultural competency and unconscious bias play in effective healthcare outcomes. A broader understanding of “cultural competency” now pervades most industries, including the healthcare arena. Bias, however, is rarely discussed. It is not easily eradicated by education alone; rather it involves deep-seated emotions and opinions that humans carry, often unaware of their existence. This program will explore the definitions of cultural competency and “bias,” provide means for understanding it in oneself, and strategies for dealing with it in our encounters with colleagues and patients. An additional focus will be- effective evidence based strategies for teaching cultural competency and unconscious bias to surgeons in training and faculty
CME Credit Hours: 1.5
Webcast Package Available: Yes
Audio Package Available: Yes
Residents / Medical Students (RES-MED), Education / Outcomes & Safety (EDU)
Credit to Address Regulatory Mandates:
Cultural Competency
Sponsored By:
Committee on Diversity Issues
Program Participants:
Shubhada M. Dhage, MD, FACS
Amelia C. Grover, MD, FACS
Speaker Introduction
Shubhada M. Dhage, MD, FACS
Speaker Understanding Unconscious Bias and Mitigating its Impact on Decision Making
Brian Gittens, EdD, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Speaker Teaching Cultural Competency to Surgeons
Danny M. Takanishi, Jr, MD, FACS
Speaker The Impact of Unconscious Bias on Patient Outcomes
Willie Underwood, III, MD, MSc, MPH
Speaker Questions and Answers
Amelia C. Grover, MD, FACS