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Implicit Bias: Implicit Bias in Health and Medicine

Provides resources on implicit bias, also called unconscious bias.

Created by Health Science Librarians

Implicit Bias in Medicine

"To achieve health equity, health care organizations have a responsibility to mitigate the effect of implicit bias in all interactions and at all points of contact with patients. This is important because implicit bias has the potential to impact not only outcomes of care, but also whether patients will return for services or even seek care at the organization in the first place."

Institute for Healthcare Improvement




These articles were selected, in part, to reflect a range of different biases and health professions.  This list is in no way meant to be comprehensive.  See "Researching Implicit Bias" tab for suggested search terms and places to search for additional articles. 



The books below are available in the UNC Chapel Hill Libraries. If you aren't affiliated with UNC, contact your local library for these and other books on implicit bias.

Online Course

How Does Implicit Bias Affect Health Care?

Test Yourself for Bias