Bias in the mirror: exploring implicit bias in health professions education

Javeed Iqbal Sukhera

Research output: ThesisDoctoral ThesisExternal prepared

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Implicit biases include attitudes and behaviours exhibited by health professionals outside their awareness and despite their best intentions. Such biases can have a negative impact on equitable patient care. Bias in the Mirror describes five interconnected studies on implicit bias in health professionals. The dissertation found that when health professionals confront their biases, they experience powerful emotions. They want to better manage their biases, yet acknowledge that this process is inherently difficult. This thesis proposes that recognizing and managing implicit bias through education requires a balance between striving for self-improvement while accepting one’s flaws and vulnerabilities.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Maastricht University
  • Teunissen, Pim, Supervisor
  • Lingard, Lorelei, Supervisor
  • Watling, C.J., Supervisor, External person
Award date29 Nov 2018
Place of PublicationMaastricht
Print ISBNs9789463800532
Publication statusPublished - 2018


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