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Bias in Mental Health Literature (online)

Bias in Mental Health Literature (online) Online

This workshop is presented in conjunction with Care and Custody: Past Responses to Mental Health exhibit. This exhibit, sponsored by the National Library of Medicine, will be on display in the Ginsburg Library from the end of September through the beginning of November 2021. We have prepared a weeklong online program related to the exhibit, which features workshops, speaker events, and local resources

All students at the Health Sciences Center Campus will become practicing healthcare workers, who may work with patients dealing with mental health issues. Since people with mental health diagnoses face an extraordinary amount of stigma, as you gather literature on mental health topics, you too must be careful to review for bias in the literature. Biases can occur through all stages of the literature search process: from the way study results are reported, to how books and articles are indexed in library catalogs and databases, and to dangerous algorithms in search engines. In this workshop, you will learn about implicit bias in mental health and medical research, and we will offer strategies for how to avoid these biases. This will help students, faculty and healthcare practitioners find unbiased information to use in their clinical care and to advocate for their patients.

Register to attend the live session or to receive a copy of the recording.

This workshop will be offered as an online session via Zoom. You must register for this workshop. You will receive a registration confirmation email, which includes the Zoom link for the workshop. On the day of the workshop, participants should log into their accounts in order to skip the waiting room. If participants are not Temple affiliates, they should use their first and last names in order to be admitted to the session. Participants do not need a video camera or a microphone, but will need an audio connection to hear the instructor.

Please contact Courtney Eger,, with questions.

Workshop is open to: Undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff, Temple Hospital staff and the community.

Monday, October 4, 2021
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
  NLM: Care and Custody     Workshop  
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.

Registration is required. There are 18 seats available.