Newsletter/Journal

The role of racism as a core patient safety issue.

Feeley D, Torres T. The role of racism as a core patient safety issue. Healthcare Executive. 2020 Jan;35(1):58-61.

A variety of biases can reduce the effectiveness and safety of care. This commentary focuses on racial bias and highlights its deleterious impact on maternity care and maternal safety. The authors suggest tactics to improve listening, implicit bias acknowledgement and data standardization as strategies to counteract the trend.