In today’s current healthcare settings, the increasing diversity, globalization, and expanding technologies produce complex ethical pressures that influence nursing practice and practice outcomes. To be effective in a master’s-prepared advanced nurse practice role it is important to understand personal values, beliefs, strengths, and limitations. The purpose of this assessment is to promote introspective reflection related to implicit and/or explicit personal biases. Students will develop a plan to reduce bias and promote personal and professional growth.

Criteria for Content

Complete a self-inventory on personal biases you hold. The biases might be implicit or explicit.

  1. In a one to two-page summary, address the following.
    1. Identify your selected specialty track (education, executive, family nurse practitioner, healthcare policy, or nursing informatics).
    1. Discuss how biases can impact outcomes in selected nursing practice settings.
    1. Identify personal biases and attitudes toward people with various cultural, gender, sexual orientation, age, weight, and religions that are different than your own.
    1. Select one bias that you have.
    1. Develop one strategy to reduce this bias. 

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Week 3 Assignment: Addressing Bias


Bias is considered as an implicit stereotype and prejudice that leads to issues of concern in the health setting. The issue of bias arises in the deterioration in the health services for patients and allows for the relative management of the health services. The issue of basis influences the performance of nurses and leads to the loss of trust in the healthcare providers. The treatment may therefore lead to influencing the interaction of the healthcare providers as per Bucknor-Ferron and Zagaja (2016). Nurses are not an exception in dealing with things and leading in intentional or the issues of non-intentional disparities in care. The sections of this paper include the discussion of bias, identification of personal bias, and strategy to reduce bias. 

Discussion of Bias

I have chosen to pursue the family nurse practitioner. As an FNP one as well plays an instrumental role in the process of care but there are risks of having biasness while performing their roles. The members of the profession may have a bias against varying patient populations based on gender and sexual orientation and the religious beliefs of an individual. Stanford, Tauqeer, and Kyle (2018) depict that more than 70% of the patients in the US are found to be overweight and the process of being that is provided to such patients is based on their obese nature which is biased towards their condition….

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