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A scoping review exploring the confidence of healthcare professionals in assessing all skin tones.

Harrison J. A scoping review exploring the confidence of healthcare professionals in assessing all skin tones. Br Paramed J. 2023;8(2):18-28. doi:10.29045/14784726.2023.9.8.2.18.

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October 4, 2023
Harrison J. Br Paramed J. 2023;8(2):18-28.
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Patients with dark skin tones are not well represented in health education, particularly dermatology, which can result in delayed diagnosis. In this scoping review, thirteen articles were identified assessing the confidence of students and healthcare providers in assessing patients with dark skin tones.  Overall, confidence was low but tailored training somewhat improved confidence. The author asserts more research and education is needed outside dermatology, for example, when assessments use terms such as pale, redness, or blue.

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Harrison J. A scoping review exploring the confidence of healthcare professionals in assessing all skin tones. Br Paramed J. 2023;8(2):18-28. doi:10.29045/14784726.2023.9.8.2.18.

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