Discussion of Identity and Implicit Bias: A Strategy to Address Racism and Social Justice in Pediatric Nursing Education
Nursing education perspectives
Nurse educators must weave discussions of systemic racism, social justice, social determinants of health, and psychosocial influences throughout the curriculum. For an online pediatric course, an activity was developed to raise awareness of implicit bias. This experience interfused assigned readings from the literature, introspection of identity, and guided discussion. Framed by principles of transformative learning, faculty facilitated an online dialogue involving groups of 5 to 10 students through aggregated self-descriptors and open prompts. Ground rules for the discussion established psychological safety. This activity complements other schoolwide racial justice initiatives.
Stevens, Kristen E.; Choma, Elizabeth G.; Clarke, Julia A.; and Walsh, Jennifer M., "Discussion of Identity and Implicit Bias: A Strategy to Address Racism and Social Justice in Pediatric Nursing Education" (2023). GW Authored Works. Paper 2614.
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