Health Care Disparities: Replacing Myths With Facts When Treating Ethnic and Racial Minority Patients

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Class A Credits: 1.0

Format: Video

Run time: 57 mins

Course Launch Date: 4/6/21

Course Expires: 4/5/24

Racial and ethnic minorities are systematically undertreated for pain relative to white Americans.  In addition, racial and ethnic bias is related to false beliefs about biological differences between the white and  minority populations, which are used to inform medical judgements and may contribute to racial disparities in pain assessment and treatment.   Through the encouragement of cultural humility, removal of these myths when making medical assessments will improve outcomes for patients and reduce health disparities.

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  • Learn the differences between myths and facts associated with biological differences in the assessment of patients.
  • Hear recommendations to aid in the reduction of health disparities.

Edwin Aroke, MS, CRNA



Kimberly Kimble, DNP, CRNA



Zafar Anwar, MS, CRNA


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