• Engages in systems-based QI efforts that involve interprofessional teams to eliminate health care disparities within the CLE. Professional thinking, behaviour, and attitudes are “modelled” by teachers. In today’s language, one might say the teacher is still “the adult in the room”, in that he or she knows what needs to happen for learning to take place. Exploration of this environment gives insight into the educational functioning of the clinical areas and allows nurse teachers to enhance students’ opportunities for learning. National efforts have substantially raised the visibility of health care disparities in the United States.1,2,4,9 Regardless of this visibility, disparities in care continue to persist throughout the US health care system, leading to poorer health outcomes for vulnerable patient populations. Rather, it is intended to serve as a resource that leaders of CLEs may find useful in designing their approach to optimizing learning and care for patients at risk for health care disparities. Health care disparities may be a result of (among other factors) the health care system itself (e.g., resources, incentives for keeping health care costs low); patient beliefs and behaviors (e.g., distrust of health care providers or refusal of treatment); and provider beliefs and behaviors (e.g., conscious and unconscious biases, prejudice, or uncertainty when it comes to treating certain patient populations).4 To address the complex nature of how these variables interact requires action at all levels of the health care system—from policy makers to health care organizations to individual members of the clinical care and administrative team. Purpose: At all levels of the CLE, leaders play a central role in developing and sustaining the foundational elements noted above and ensuring they remain a priority throughout the organization. • Demonstrates a commitment to the CLE’s culture of equity through learning, skill development, practice, and reflection to provide equitable, high-quality health care in the context of cultural humility. A positive learning environment is the one where learners feel involved and responsible for their learning while being comfortable enough to fully participate in group and individual activities. With this infrastructure in place, organizations can begin to engage new clinicians in QI focused on health care disparities, including the steps of (1) collecting and analyzing data to identify health care disparities and the CLE’s vulnerable patient populations; (2) using stratified data to develop focused, culturally appropriate QI efforts; (3) communicating QI findings to all relevant CLE staff, including new clinicians; (4) using QI findings to inform changes needed to eliminate health care disparities; and (5) conducting ongoing analyses to determine if changes resulted in the desired outcome and modifying the efforts as needed (see Table 2). Disparities. • Develop a clear strategy for eliminating health care disparities occurring within the organization that includes investment in infrastructure and resources at all levels of the organization to prioritize and support initial efforts and to sustain successful ones. By preparing and supporting new clinicians to engage in systems-based QI efforts to eliminate health care disparities, clinical learning environments are instilling skills and supporting behaviors that clinicians can build throughout their careers—and helping pave the road towards equity throughout the US health care system. For full access to this pdf, sign in to an existing account, or purchase an annual subscription. What are health disparities and health equity? [1 ,8 9] Negative experi-ences in the clinical setting often hindered learning and had Hafferty described three components of the educational milieu: (1) the stated, intended, and formally offered and endorsed curriculum; (2) an unscripted, predominantly ad hoc and highly inter-personal form of teaching and learning that takes place among or between faculty and students (the informal curriculum); and (3) a set of influences that function at the level or organizational structure and … Copyright © 2020 American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. For leaders of CLEs, a key part of this commitment is preparing and engaging their clinical workforce in efforts to eliminate disparities in health care. This is an open-access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 4.0 International License. Clinical learning environments (CLEs), or the hospitals, medical centers, and ambulatory care clinics where new clinicians train, have an important role in this process. We aimed to explore Iranian nursing students’ challenges in the clinical learning environment.Materials and Methods… Clinical teachers have an extremely important role in the effectiveness of clinical education in supporting learners, encouraging reflection, and providing constructive and regular feedback. The rationale for choosing role modelling in relation to my clinical learning environment is that it is one of the most powerful methods in which learning occurs in the clinical setting because of its affective inspirational overtones when observers interpret the behaviours of role models based on their own past experiences and personal objectives (Davies 1993). Efforts may include training in cultural humility and cultural competency, education about the organization’s vulnerable populations, and continuous interprofessional experiential learning through comprehensive, systems-based QI efforts focused on eliminating health care disparities. • Educate new clinicians about the CLE’s vulnerable patient populations, outcomes data, and planned or needed improvements to eliminate health care disparities within the CLE. The clinical learning environment is equivalent to a classroom for students during their practicums (Chan, 2004), yet few clinical agencies resemble traditional classrooms. Achieving health equity requires valuing everyone equally with focused and ongoing societal efforts to address avoidable inequalities, historical and contemporary injustices, and the elimination of health and health care disparities.” 10. Recognize Health Care Disparities as a Unique Component of Health Disparities.  |  • Participates in CLE processes to continuously monitor its efforts to identify and eliminate health care disparities. every activity that takes place in the ward learning environment. Practical training has a special role to play in her learning. • Work closely with the QI leadership to design and implement programs for optimal clinical learning across professions in the area of QI focused on eliminating health care disparities. If so, you were lucky to have a teacher who paid close attention to the learning environment, or the CLEs need to ensure they have clinical educators across professions in place to effectively teach and model efforts to eliminate health care disparities. Summary: COVID-19 is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation. The National Collaborative for Improving the Clinical Learning Environment offers guidance to health care leaders for engaging new clinicians in efforts to eliminate health care disparities. For hospitals, medical centers, and clinical care providers, a key part of ensuring health equity is to have a systematic approach to identifying and eliminating health care disparities related to the care provided by their organization. • Uses a systems- and evidence-based approach to determine how patient safety events can guide system improvement. Phillips RL, Petterson SM, Bazemore AW et al. It is also where the National Center for Biotechnology Information, Unable to load your collection due to an error, Unable to load your delegates due to an error. NCICLE takes the view that actions to eliminate health care disparities that result from discrimination in care begin with establishing a culture of equity. The report also noted that these differences in quality of care, or health care disparities, were associated with more deaths among minorities than whites.4 These studies are part of the impetus to examine how structures, processes, and behaviors within the US health care system may be contributing to disparities. Equipped with this information, organizations can develop and implement focused, culturally responsive QI efforts to address the identified disparities.16. • Understands how the CLE continually identifies health disparities and health care disparities among its patient population. The frameworks used to systematically improve the ways care is delivered to patients.17. The ward manager therefore determines the learning potential of the ward environment (Lewis 1990:811; Verran 1983:23). See  Appendix 1 for more information about the purpose of this document and  Appendix 2 for a glossary of terms. 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New Clinician Skills and Associated Desired Behaviors Needed for Engaging in Quality Improvement Efforts to Eliminate Health Care Disparities. Abbreviations: CLE, clinical learning environment; QI, quality improvement. However, they often do so absent the context of key components of QI such as planning and evaluation. Whereas community-based efforts are focused on partnering with others to address issues in the community at large, efforts to address health care disparities are specifically focused on improving processes and outcomes in the health care organization where the patient receives care. A population at risk for health care disparities. These efforts may include training in cultural humility and cultural competency, education about the organization’s vulnerable populations, and continuous interprofessional experiential learning through comprehensive, systems-based QI efforts focused on eliminating health care disparities. An optimal CLE has a system-wide approach that engages interprofessional staff, clinical educators, and new clinicians in ongoing QI that includes data collection and analysis to inform focused, culturally appropriate QI efforts. The authors have declared no potential conflicts of interest. 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Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists 2019. Hospitals, ambulatory care sites, and other CLEs in which new clinicians train have an important role in preparing and supporting the clinical workforce to provide high-quality care for vulnerable populations. Identifying challenges of nursing students in the clinical learning environment could improve training and enhance the quality of its planning and promotion of the students. A lifelong process of self-reflection and self-critique that can inform one’s understanding of cultural differences and how such differences require sensitive approaches to health care.7,8. • Understands the QI tools and methods employed by the CLE for analyzing health care disparities among its patient population. “A particular type of health difference that is closely linked with social, economic, and/or environmental disadvantage.” 10. Engaging new clinicians is a key element of any systems-based approach, as new clinicians will shape the future of health care delivery. • Foster partnership with clinical C-suite to inform strategic goals in the area of health care disparities. Research has shown that bias and discrimination—which can be tied to race, age, culture, socioeconomic status, disability, and other factors—have a substantial effect on the health of individuals and contribute to health care disparities. A hospital, ambulatory care clinic, or other health care environment in which new clinicians train. Furthermore, as frontline providers who care for vulnerable populations on a daily basis, new clinicians are ideally positioned to provide valuable input to both identify populations at risk and contribute to solutions to eliminate disparities in care and outcomes. Role of the clinical learning environment in preparing new clinicians to engage in quality improvement efforts to eliminate health care disparities. The Clinical Placement Provider shall assign Clinical Preceptors to • Understands health care disparities as a unique component of health disparities and understands the potential factors contributing to such disparities. The ... Clinical learning is a serious undertaking, since this is a testing ground where the student comes into contact with the reality of care, with all its attendant rituals and demands. Ecological psychology and workplace learning emphasize that social interaction is facilitated through affordances in the learning/working environment (tools, scaffolded relationships, tasks, language, concepts) and the active engagement of learners (through their agency, engagement and emerging autonomy) (Billett, 2001). These tools also serve as useful guides for monitoring and assessing progress toward the aims.19Figure 1 provides an example of how CLEs might organize the guidance offered in this document into a set of aims, primary drivers, and secondary drivers. 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