Chris Hamper, B.S., Paramedic: No financial relationships to disclose
Jamie W. Kennel, PhD, MAS, Paramedic: No financial relationships to disclose
Did you hear, racial minorities and women are less likely to be represented as EMS providers in textbook imagery than white men?1 Do you ever feel the standard EMS curriculum is inadequate for topics related to LGBTQ and Black, Indigenous, and People of Color patients? Do you ever insert discussions or topics into courses that you feel are pressing or relevant? Could the practical scenarios and context we provide our students affect the bias of our learners?2-3 Does that bias transfer to their patients?4 Come explore how the topics we include and omit in our courses may be affecting our learners’ beliefs and what you can do to mitigate this phenomenon in your classroom.
• be able to define and describe bias in education.
• be able to identify areas of potential bias in their educational setting.
• establish multiple bias-centered action items for their teaching practice.