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Introduction to Workplace Diversity

Diversity is present everywhere; in our population, in the workforce, and in healthcare. Diversity is an important component of business and workplace success that should be valued by all. Managing diversity in the workplace involves the recruiting process, training and supporting of individuals, as well as enabling a work environment to achieve the full potential of its people.

Effective diversity processes should reach all employees, creating a workplace culture that is inclusive regardless of similarities or differences. Although developing and maintaining a diverse workplace environment in healthcare settings may require effort, there are many ways that we can model our workforce so that all viewpoints are valued.

Healthcare employees are encouraged to think about their own thoughts and feelings about diversity, bias, assumptions, stereotypes, etc. throughout this course. The goal is to outline the importance of diversity awareness and sensitivity in support of a cohesive and successful workplace environment.