Bias, Culture and Purpose

Race is a term for biological color. Racial biases affect our ability to care for our patients. They can also affect our ability to work with those of different backgrounds and beliefs. The color of one’s skin is just that—color; there is no mention of ethnicity and culture. This presentation will open the eyes of the spectator so that there is a better understanding of being self-aware and how to conquer being color-blind.

"Putting purpose back into practice" will teach educators a new approach to scenarios and simulation. An approach that encourages failure on the first scenario so a student can build off those lessons in a second scenario immediately proceeding it.  This approach has been proven to lower error rates, improve familiarity with a patient type, and improve confidence in students.