Spinal condition patients comprise a diverse population, including race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical ability, and spiritual beliefs. As spine surgeons our demographics often poorly reflects the diversity of the patient populations we serve, which can have a negative impact on our ability to provide optimal care.
This webinar will set the stage by introducing concepts surrounding diversity and its importance in health care, as well as discuss unique perspectives on diversity as it affects the SRS organization. Subsequent educational offerings will include ways that organizations can become more diverse and inclusive, and strategies for providing culturally competent spine care.
Spine surgeons (orthopaedic and neurological surgeons), residents, fellows, nurses, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants.
- Describe diversity, and its importance in health care organizations.
- Differentiate between health equality and health equity.
- Define implicit bias and identify methods to quantify it.
- Gain strategies to create an inclusive safe medical space within their practice and organizations.