Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging—collectively referred to as DEIB throughout this course—are the four central values required to achieve a just healthcare system. This course offers an in-depth look at these values, with a focus on identifying and addressing inequities and disparities in the healthcare system through a culturally intelligent lens.
Inequities and disparities are prevalent in the healthcare system, and physicians will regularly encounter the profoundly negative effects these issues have on their clients. Having an understanding of how and why these inequities develop, as well as how to address them in practice, will assist physicians in providing culturally intelligent care to diverse client populations while working toward a goal of health equity and barrier removal.
Throughout this course, physicians and medical students will be introduced to concepts essential for addressing inequities in healthcare and advancing equity and equality. Individuals taking this course will be asked to reflect on their own values and experiences and relate them back to the course content, which in turn will foster a more comprehensive understanding of the concepts. As this course focuses heavily on self-reflection, it is essential to approach it with honesty and a willingness to learn and explore.
Dr. Richard-Eaglin is a very clear speaker. She presents a difficult topic smoothly.