Socialization and Implicit Bias

Review the following terms from the EHM WordPress Lexicon. Identity, Implicit Bias, Cultural Competency and Narrative Humility.

Discover the basic tenets of socialization. Watch the following video to develop a basic understanding of socialization.

Socialization: Crash Course Sociology #14


Understand how bias is ubiquitous. Watch the following video to understand how bias is an everyday part of our lives.

“Are you biased? I am.” | Kristen Pressner | TEDxBasel


Read the systematic review and focus on the sections of “Background” (2-3) and “Existence of Implicit biases/stereotypes…” (13-14).   Gain an appreciation of how implicit bias can lead to direct and indirect consequences in patient care.

FitzGerald C, Hurst S. Implicit bias in healthcare professionals: a systematic review. BMC Medical Ethics. 2017;18:19. doi:10.1186/s12910-017-0179-8. 



  1. Refresh your memory on how narrative humility can improve our experience with patients.  Reread the article from Immersion – The art of medicine – Narrative Humility.
  2. Learn basic first steps for recognizing bias in your communication and interaction with others. Read the last sections on “Checking Perception” and “Getting Competent – Communication in the Real World: An Introduction to Communication Studies. 2.4 Improving Perception: