SHC Dignity in Pregnancy and Childbirth Curriculum is organized by Sharp HealthCare.

Release Date: August 1, 2021
Expiry Date: August 1, 2024

Target Audience :
 - Family Medicine, Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Neonatology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Patient Safety
Professions - Nurse Practitioner, Physician, Physician Assistant

Overview :
An interactive training course and resources for perinatal providers focused on implicit bias and reproductive justice. Studies show that perinatal care providers are committed to, and place a high value on, providing high-quality and equitable care to Black birthing women. Unfortunately, a large body of research shows a major gap between perinatal care providers' value on equitable care and Black birthing women's experiences and outcomes. This 3-part series  is designed to support health care providers in improving Black birthing women's experiences and outcomes. *A note to learners who identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or persons of color: This course describes painful realities and experiences for Black birthing women. Thus, the course may have a different impact for you than for learners who start this eLearning without a negative birth experience, with no personal experiences of racism, and/ or with no experiences of discrimination more broadly. In addition, it may have a higher emotional cost if you relate to these characters on a personal level or identify in similar ways to them. We encourage you to take this eLearning at your own pace and to do whatever you need to process hearing about these adverse experiences and realities that may hit close to home. Nonetheless, it is our hope that by the end of our eLearning, you will also experience the inspiration and renewed motivation towards the change that so desperately needs to happen.

Objectives :
Following this activity, participants should be able to:
• Review strategies for increasing provider structural competency through a deeper understanding of structural racism
• Review tools and practices to reduce provider's own bias in the clinical encounter with Black mothers and birthing people
• Model evidence-based actions that can be taken to help buffer patients from racial bias and provide equitable care


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