Journal article

Interventions to Mitigate Bias in Social Work Decision-Making: A Systematic Review

R Featherston, A Shlonsky, C Lewis, ML Luong, L Downie, A Vogel, C Granger, B Hamilton, K Galvin

RESEARCH ON SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE | SAGE Publications | Published : 2018


Purpose: This systematic review synthesized evidence supporting interventions aimed at mitigating cognitive bias associated with the decision-making of social work professionals. Methods: A systematic search was conducted within 10 social services and health-care databases. Review authors independently screened studies in duplicate against prespecified inclusion criteria, and two review authors undertook data extraction and quality assessment. Results: Four relevant studies were identified. Because these studies were too heterogeneous to conduct meta-analyses, results are reported narratively. Three studies focused on diagnostic decisions within mental health and one considered family reun..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The authors disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: The review was funded by University of Melbourne School of Health Sciences Collaborative Seed Funding Grant.