[PDF] Avoiding unconscious bias: a guide for surgeons

Source:
Royal College of Surgeons - RCS
Publisher:
Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS)
Publication date:
03 August 2016

Abstract

Everyone has unconscious biases, where judgements and thought processes are influenced, often without realising, by personal experiences, background and societal expectations. This guide aims to encourage surgeons to be aware of this, and sometimes adjust their behaviour so that trainees and fellow staff do not misinterpret their actions.