Lightning Talk

Practical Tools for Cultivating an Inclusive Culture in Health Professions Education: A Duke AHEAD Partnership

Tuesday, August 23, 2022, 10:00 am - 11:00 am CDT
Clinical Learning Environment

Practical Tools for Cultivating an Inclusive Culture in Health Professions Education is a regional conference led by Duke Academy of Health Professions Education and Academic Development (AHEAD) and co-sponsored by Duke University School of Nursing Institute for Education Excellence, Duke Area Health Education Center (AHEC) and Duke Interpressional Education and Care Center (IPEC) that provided interprofessional health professions educators across the state of North Carolina the opportunity to share knowledge on various topics related to bias, diversity, equity and inclusion. Participants were provided tools and resources that could be utilized and implemented in their respective interprofessional settings.

This session addresses the conference theme of health equity, racism and bias by demonstrating models and strategies to address systemic racism and bias, through the use of trigger films, team-building activities, the integration of cultural awareness in test item writing and the use of diversity, equity and inclusion practices in simulation.

The session will provide an overview of the process for creating and implementing interprofessional programming that addresses bias, diversity, equity and inclusion. It will also provide strategies for identifying interactive presentations that are culturally appropriate and the development of tools that can be shared and disseminated across interprofessional clinical settings.

The evaluation outcomes for the conference addressed tools and strategies, how to eliminate bias in health professions education settings, and the demonstration of education innovations and networking opportunities. The survey results showed that attendees agreed that the sessions met those objectives. In addition, participants would like additional opportunities for engaging with colleagues around additional discussions related to bias in clinical settings.