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Virtual Conversations in Justice and Equity in Bioethics Part 3 of 3: Racism and Health Equity: Why Does it Matter in Bioethics?

The year of 2020 has brought forth ethical challenges to our health care system in unimaginable ways. The murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor cast a spotlight on the impact of racism in society. We will shine that spotlight on racism, bioethics and the effects of structural justice on health, with a particular focus on the impact in Northern New England.

Activity Details

Start Date:  December 3, 2020
End Date:  December 3, 2023

You may claim CME or CNE credit for successful completion of this online course. In order to claim credit, you must follow these steps:

  1. Register for the learning activity by creating an account or logging in to your account.
  2. Click Continue to navigate to the Evaluation tab; then click the Launch button to start the evaluation.
  3. Complete and Submit the evaluation and attestation form.

When the evaluation is submitted, you will be awarded credit. You may access your transcript for verification of participation at any time via Your Account. Need help? Visit the Support Page, send an Email, or call the Center for Learning and Professional Development at (603) 653-1234, Option 1.

  • Xusana Davis, Esq. – Executive Director of Racial Equity, State of Vermont, Montpelier, VT
  • Faith P. Goronga, MS, MS – Pediatric Resident, Pediatrics, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire
  • Priscilla Marsicovetere, JD, PA-C – Director, Master of Physician Assistant Studies Program, Franklin Pierce University, Lebanon, NH
  • James T. McKim, PMP, ITIL – Managing Partner, Organizational Ignition; President of the Manchester New Hampshire NAACP, Manchester, NH
  • Catherine Shubkin, MD – Associate Program Director, Pediatrics, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire

There is no fee for this activity, but to view the presentation and receive credit(s) you must register online and complete the online evaluation (you must register to access this form).

Learning Outcome(s)

At the conclusion of this learning activity, participants will be able to discuss the bioethical implications of racism on patients and health care professionals in order to foster a more just and equitable health system.


Dartmouth-Hitchcock is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Nursing Continuing Education Council is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This educational activity carries 1.25 contact hour.

Requirements for Successful Completion

In order to receive credit for this Continuing Medical Education, Continuing Nursing Education (CME/CNE) activity, you must:

  • View the entire module
  • fill out the activity evaluation. (you must register to access).

The activity director(s), planning committee member(s), speaker(s), author(s) or anyone in a position to control the content have reported NO financial interest or relationship* with various companies. There were no individuals in a position to control the content that refused to disclose.

*A “financial interest or relationship" refers to an equity position, receipt of royalties, consultantship, funding by a research grant, receiving honoraria for educational services elsewhere, or to any other relationship to a company that provides sufficient reason for disclosure, in keeping with the spirit of the stated policy.

Bibliographic Sources
  • Blair IV, Steiner JF, Havranek EP, Unconscious (implicit) bias and disparities: where do we go from here? Perm J.  2011;15(2):71-78
  • New Hampshire, Estimate for 2019 Hispanic or Latino Ethnicity Not Included in other racial Groups Source: US Census Bureau
  • Munoz-Price, L., MD. (2020, September 25). Racial Disparities in Incidence and Outcomes Among Patients With COVID-19. Retrieved December 11, 2020, from https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2770961
  • Schiavo, R. and Health Equity Initiative, 2012-2020, https://www.healthequityinitiative.org/about-health-equity.html
  • https://covidtracking.com/race/dashboard#state-nh
  • https://www.healthvermont.gov/covid-19/current-activity/vermont-dashboard Accessed11.27.2020
  • https://www.nh.gov/covid19/dashboard/equity.htm#dash  Accessed11.27.2020
Provider Contact Information

Provider contact information for questions regarding accreditation of the activity:

Center for Learning and Professional Development
CME/CNE Office
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Type:     Internet Activity (Enduring Material)
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