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Journal Article
Commentary

What COVID-19 teaches us about implicit bias in pediatric health care.

Mulchan SS, Wakefield EO, Santos M. J Ped Psychol. 2021;46(2):138-143.

Implicit and explicit bias can reduce the effectiveness and safety of care. Based on a review of the literature, the authors conclude that the strain placed on provider resources, staff, and supplies by the COVID-19 pandemic may exacerbate implicit bias among pediatric providers. The authors discuss implicit bias at the individual, organizational, educational, and research levels, provide specific calls to action for pediatric healthcare providers, and discuss the role of pediatric psychologists in supporting other providers.