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June 16, 2022

Implicit Bias and Racism in American Healthcare: Our Role and Responsibility as Interpreters

Organized by Berkshire AHEC, Inc. $25 instant refund on this event with gift card.
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This 3-hour workshop will provide medical interpreters an opportunity to understand why and how the human brain engages in stereotyping and develops bias, recognize the difference between explicit and implicit bias, and explore how implicit bias impacts health outcomes and the role of implicit bias in their own work in the medical setting.  Participants will be introduced to historical treatment of Persons of Color in the U.S. healthcare system, specifically Black and Indigenous Peoples and how bias and racist practices continue to promote health inequities in these populations. Finally, we will explore the impact of racism and bias on the practice of interpreters, both in it’s impact on patients and on interpreters themselves. Participants will consider the different roles they might play in addressing racist or biased interactions in a healthcare encounter through case-based discussions.
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