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negative images and ideas associated with this disadvantaged group I focus on creating a positive light on the struggles of each individual patient while keeping in mind that their particular pain and struggle is subjective and real to them. Through this practice I am able to dismiss bias and provide safe and conscious care. Conclusion Conclusively, in order to ensure continuation of care for the masses without the risk of bias, it is important to reduce implicit bias. The overall thought should always be to be able to provide holistic care free of prejudice. Patients should never expect to receive a lower standard of care because of his or her age, race, or any irrelevant characteristics which make them unique. At the end of the day we must show compassion though our care by showing acceptance of those differences whether negative or positive which make each one of us human. References Drewniak D, Krones T, Sauer C, Wild V (2016). The influence of patients’ immigration background and residence permit status on treatment decisions in health care. Results of a factorial survey among general practitioners in Switzerland. Soc Sci Med: 161:64–73. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2016.05.039.
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ADDRESSING BIAS 5 Sweetman, H (2016). The Heterogeneity of Implicit Bias. In Brownstein, Michael, Saul, Jennifer, editors. Implicit Bias and Philosophy , Volume 1: Metaphysics and Epistemology 1. Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 80–103 . Zestcott, C., Blair, I. V. & Stone, J (2016). Examining the presence, consequences, and reduction of implicit bias in health care: A narrative review. Group Process Intergroup Relat. doi:10.1177/1368430216642029.
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