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Clinical reasoning: The impact of bias
Exploring the impact of cognitive bias on patient safety
Published: November 2023
Upon completion, you will be able to:
- Describe how heuristics are used in clinical practice.
- Identify examples of cognitive biases.
- Explain the link between implicit biases and patient safety.
- Name one strategy to mitigate bias.
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)
This activity is an Accredited Self-Assessment Program (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the CMPA. You may claim a maximum of 0.5 hours (credits are automatically calculated).
The College of Family Physicians Canada (CFPC)
This online 2-credit-per-hour Self-Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 1 Mainpro+ credit.
Scientific Planning Committee: Dr. Eileen Bridges1, Dr. Shirley Lee1, Dr. Keleigh James1, Dr. Catherine Pound1, Dr. Tino Piscione1, Dr. Richard Mimeault1, Dr. Liisa Honey1, Ms. Tunde Gondocz1
Employees of: 1. Paid employee of the CMPA
Conflict of Interest: The members of the Scientific Planning Committee have no financial or professional affiliation with any organization that can be perceived as a conflict of interest in the context of this online program.