Reducing Health Care Stereotype Threat

How to mitigate patient fear of stereotypes

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CME Credit upon completion

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Diverse patients may feel threatened of being personally reduced to group stereotypes. Their fear of being prejudged or stigmatized based on phenotype may be omnipresent throughout their life journeys and may be present during health care interactions with you or your team. A perceived health care stereotype threat is not the same as discrimination. Instead, it is a situational, psychosocial phenomenon that may contribute to disparities.

As a trusted health care provider, you can make a difference. Find out how to recognize when patients may be experiencing this threat. Then explore how to foster a threat-safe environment with practical shifts you can make today.

Course Benefits

  • Understand Health Care Stereotype Threat (HCST) and its implications for multicultural patient groups
  • Learn to recognize when patients may be experiencing HCST
  • Explore shifts that you can make to reduce the likelihood that patients from diverse groups will experience HCST
  • Identify the benefits of reducing HCST to both your patients and your practice

Designed For

  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Health Professionals
  • Medical Office Staff


  • Available on smartphone, tablet, or computer.