AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – According to The Institute of Medicine, racial and ethnic minorities often receive lower quality care than non-minority patients. The Center for Advancing Professional Excellence hosted a health equity simulation through cultural sensitivity at the CU Anschutz medical campus for future health care professionals.
Residents from the University of Colorado School of Medicine learned of the impact diversity has on equity in health.
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“The history of this country has led to inequalities for some health groups. To improve them, we need to identify those biases, identify areas where systemic racism and institutionalized racism are present and be able to fight them, “said Dr. Jackie Ward-Gaines, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Lead for CU Emergency Medicine.
The intention of Wednesday’s simulation was to help residents gain a better understanding of equity in health, address the social determinants of patient health, and reflect on their own cultural sensitivity.
Residents were placed in eight patients …
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