Diminishing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Patient Outcomes: A Call to Action

Author(s): Latonya Brumfield

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP B 1.00

Expires Dec 31, 2025

Topics: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Role: Staff

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

Racial and ethnic disparities (RED) in patient outcomes have been described frequently in healthcare. Goals for RED are included in the Healthy People Objectives as of 2010. However, a large research gap still exists between the volume of literature describing RED and the literature on how to diminish RED. Join this foundational session to learn about major examples of RED in patient outcomes and approaches to identifying and investigating RED and to initiating or advocating for further research.


  • Describe significance of racial/ethnic disparities in patient outcomes.
  • Discuss why nursing ethics mandates nurses act and advocate.
  • Summarize data and recommendations for evidence-based projects or research on racial/ethnic disparities.

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Successful Completion

Learners must attend/view/read the entire activity, read Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes, and complete the associated evaluation to be awarded the contact hours or CERP. No partial credit will be awarded.


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