Expanding our understandings of bias
In Changing the paradigm of bias
Sep 15, 2022
Hello Terry, thanks for asking this thought provoking question. Having a background in philosophy makes me ponder over what bias actually is. Actually, I fear that the very term bias itself encompasses deep misunderstanding about how we see the world. It makes us believe that we can have an unbiased accurate representation of what is the case. I do not think that that is so. Obviously, in lay language, if you talk about prejudice, error, or stakes, I do think in health care there are many elephants in the room: money, hierarchy, power, and then there are all kinds of -isms like racism, ableism, healthism, ageism, etc. The question should maybe not be about the biases that we see, but about becoming better in dialogue to address perspective differences respectively and towards progress...