Archive for October, 2022

Identifying And Exploring Bias In Public Opinion On Scarce Resource Allocation During the Covid-19 Pandemic (1 credit hour)

Program Summary:   This course examines choice scenarios for the allocation of scarce resources during the Covid-19 pandemic and explores the potential for disability bias.  The research is part of an Epidemic Ethics/WHO initiative.  The course follows a conjoint study in which respondents are given a choice for selecting which one of two patients would receive a hospital’s last ventilator.  Guidance from the HHS Office for Civil Rights issued in March of 2020 is included.

This course is recommended for social workers and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.  This course is not recommended for NBCC ethics credit.
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Negative Patient Descriptors: Documenting Racial Bias In The Electronic Health Record (1 credit hour)

Program Summary:   This course explores potential implicit bias in healthcare by looking at stigmatizing language in the healthcare record. The course highlights a study using machine learning to analyze electronic health records using 15 different patient descriptors:  (non-) adherent, aggressive, agitated, angry, challenging, combative, (non-)compliant, confront, (non-) cooperative, defensive, exaggerate, hysterical, (un-)pleasant, refuse, and resist.  A discussion of results and recommendations are given.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists.

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