Navigating Difficult Discussions About Racism, Bias, Diversity and Equity in the Healthcare Setting

Author(s): Latonya Brumfield, Katharine Sinclair-Faulkner, Kayla Gooch

Contact Hours 2.50

CERP B 2.50

Expires Dec 15, 2026

Topics: Communication, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Role: Staff, Manager

Member: Free
NonMember: $25.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

Since 2020, the world is more open to discussing issues such as racism, bias, diversity and equity. However, these conversations still remain difficult, especially when one is not prepared with the right tools. In the quest to achieve health equity for our patients, we need to have teams able to share a common vision and mission. This requires us having these difficult conversations. Join this session to gain essential knowledge that allows you to confidently lead a conversation.


  • Define and understand terminology to facilitate discussions on racism, bias, diversity and equity.
  • Review frameworks utilized as a guide to discuss racism, bias, diversity and equity.
  • Apply the knowledge gleaned from the presentation in conversations about racism, bias, diversity and equity.

Continuing Education Disclosure Statement

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.


The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider number CEP 1036, for 2.50 contact hours.

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