Health professionals who care for children will find a thoughtful and hands-on resource to address racism and race-related issues in their practices in this essay collection. Leading experts from across disciplines frame the issues and provide practical information on prevention, intervention, and anticipatory guidance. Each chapter is grounded in the recommendations outlined in the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) policy statement “The Impact of Racism on Child and Adolescent Health.” The AAP is committed to reducing the ongoing costs and burden of racism to children, the health care system, and society—this book is an important contribution to that effort and ongoing conversation. Available for purchase at https://www.aap.org/Untangling-the-Thread-of-Racism-A-Primer-for-Pediatric-Health-Professionals-Paperback
Tiffani J. Johnson, MD, MSc, "Implicit and Explicit Biases and the Pediatric Health Professional", Untangling the Thread of Racism: A Primer for Pediatric Health Professionals, American Academy of Pediatrics, Maria Trent, MD, MPH, FSAHM, FAAP, Danielle G. Dooley, MD, MPhil, FAAP, Jacqueline Dougé, MD, MPH, FAAP
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The past decade has produced a growing body of research that details the negative impacts of bias and discrimination based on race and other sociodemographic categories, such as disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, language, and socioeconomic status, as well as occurring at the intersection of different categories. This chapter focuses on the effects of implicit and explicit racial biases on children and adolescents in the domains of neighborhoods and housing, education, law enforcement and the carceral system, and health care. Additionally, bias exists in pediatric health workforce diversity, with the effects of these experiences having negative consequences in clinical and academic settings.
Keywords: bias, implicit bias, explicit bias