Implicit bias is an unconsciously held set of associations about a social group. There is reliable evidence that racial and ethnic minorities suffer disproportionately from unrelieved pain compared with whites. Several factors may contribute to disparities in pain management. Understanding how these factors influence effective pain management among racial and ethnic minority populations is essential for developing tailored interventions designed to eliminate disparities in pain management.
Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
- Determine the magnitude and association between implicit bias and pain management.
- Identify factors associated with racial and socioeconomic disparities in neuromodulation.
- Explain the factors associated with the underrepresentation of women physicians in pain medicine and the current gender gap.
- Explore the definition of structural racism and how it impacts the doctor workforce in interventional pain management.
See How I Feel, Not Who I Am: Implicit Bias and Pain Management
Dalia Elmofty, MD
Disparities in Access to Neuromodulation Therapies: What Factors Are at Play?
Johnathan H. Goree, MD
Challenging Gender Bias for Interventional Pain Medicine Physicians: Imposter Syndrome/Gender Inequalities
Amy Pearson, MD
Structural Racism & Diversify Doctor Workforce
Jaleesa Jackson, MD
Faculty and Presentations subject to change.