Barriers to evidence-based treatment of serious burns: The impact of implicit bias on clinician perceptions of patient adherence.

Litchfield, Ian, Moiemen, Naiem and Greenfield, Sheila (2020) Barriers to evidence-based treatment of serious burns: The impact of implicit bias on clinician perceptions of patient adherence. Journal of burn care & research : official publication of the American Burn Association. ISSN 1559-0488. This article is available to all UHB staff and students via ASK Discovery tool http://tinyurl.com/z795c8c by using their UHB Athens login IDs

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Abstract

The underlying assumption of modern evidence-based practice is that treatment decisions made by health care providers are based solely on the best available scientific data. However, the connection between evidence informed care guidelines, and the provision of care remains ambiguous. In reality a number of contextual and non-clinical factors can also play a role, amongst which is the implicit bias that affects the way in which we approach or treat others based on irrelevant, individual characteristics despite conscious efforts to treat everyone equally. Influenced by the social and demographic characteristics of patients, this bias and its associated perceptions have been shown to affect clinical decision making and access to care across multiple conditions and settings. This summary article offers an introduction to how the phenomenon of implicit bias can impact on treatment compliance in multiple care contexts, its potential presence and impact in burns care and describes some of the strategies which offer possible solutions to reducing the disconnect between the conscious attempts to deliver equitable care and the discrepancies in care delivery that remain.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article is available to all UHB staff and students via ASK Discovery tool http://tinyurl.com/z795c8c by using their UHB Athens login IDs
Subjects: WD Diseases and disorders of systemic, metabolic or environmental origin
WX Health services > WX135 Health services management
Divisions: Planned IP Care > Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
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Depositing User: Mrs Yolande Brookes
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2020 09:46
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2020 09:46
URI: http://www.repository.uhblibrary.co.uk/id/eprint/3273

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