Levels of learning – what do you get from a keynote? A workshop?

Developing your employee training strategy: What level of learning are you hoping for? Keynotes, grand rounds and any lecture and discussion will usually allow participants (who are engaged and paying attention) to reach Level I learning objectives.   Level I Learning Objectives Increased awareness. A basic understanding of core facts, concepts, issues, approaches and strategies and their…

Overlapping objectives with evidence‐driven interventions (targeting individuals) addressing cultural competence/flexibility AND Implicit Biases

There is a great deal of overlap between appropriate training for cultural competence/flexibility and training on implicit (automatic, often unconscious) biases.  A key aspect of cultural competence/flexibility is awareness of the way our cultural beliefs systems shape automatic expectations and attitudes (and biases). A major barrier to cross-cultural relationships is our automatic, conscious and unconscious reactions…

The mixed impact of medical school on medical students’ implicit and explicit weight bias

Context Health care trainees demonstrate implicit (automatic, unconscious) and explicit (conscious) bias against people from stigmatised and marginalised social groups, which can negatively influence communication and decision making. Medical schools are well positioned to intervene and reduce bias in new physicians. Objectives This study was designed to assess medical school factors that influence change in…