EM2402C "Having Difficult Conversations with Patients with Chronic Disabilities: Mitigating Disability Bias in Prognostication and Resource Allocation" (IM GR-021624)

Purpose and Overview

Frame disability  Identify potential biases caregivers might incorporate into their decisions to offer care. Gain insights into how culture affects our actions. Establish importance and impact of proper prognostication. Utilization in financing healthcare Utilization in resource allocation Discuss currently popular prognostication models Highlight areas at risk for bias in popular prognostication tools Understand how resource shortages can accentuate pre-existing biases 

Target Audience

UT Southwestern faculty, fellows, residents and medical students, community physicians, nurse clinicians, physician assistants and nurses.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Acknowledge areas of individual and societal bias that impact medical care of patients with chronic disabilities.
  • Recognize the impact of prognostication models on healthcare provision to patients with chronic disabilities.
  • Employ suggested language to focus on individualism of patients with chronic disabilities.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

Photo: First Last, M.D.Bethany Lussier, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA


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