This presentation is a Live Synchronous Interactive Webinar (via ZOOM).
Presenter: Jennifer Steiner, PhD, ABPP
This presentation aims to highlight the ethical obligation to strive toward unbiased pain care for all. There are gross discrepancies in the quality and type of pain treatment that is provided in the United States; empirical research indicates that social factors such as race, ethnicity, gender, and socioeconomic status account for the much of the inequity in care. Scholarly research indicates that these disparities in pain care are present across all healthcare settings in which pain treatment occurs. Although healthcare providers may be broadly aware that health inequity exists; few are well versed in this as it related to pain care. It is the ethical responsibility of any healthcare provider involved with pain care to be aware of these disparities and the factors, both on the part of the patient (i.e. social identity variables) and on the part of the provider (biases). Furthermore, awareness in and of itself does not produce behavior change. Evidence on factors that contribute to inequitable care will be reviewed, and strategies to combat biased medical decision making will be discussed.
Registration: $97 by February 11, 2022 and $127 thereafter.
3 CE Credits Awarded
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