Lawyers once only had an obligation to “not openly discriminate.” But today, they must have a broader appreciation for the roles of race, gender, and other protected factors across a host of decisions and possible microaggressions. Bias can not only affect lawyers in employment decisions but also in personal interactions. Although a lawyer’s ethical obligations require advocating for clients, unmanaged implicit bias can easily interfere with that duty. Health care attorneys must have a higher awareness of the risks of bias affecting the evaluation of medical professionals and patients. This session will explore the science of implicit bias and its relation to the practice of law, both generally and specific to health care.
Target Audience: Health Care Lawyers, Hospital Leadership, and Human Resource Professionals
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