Racial disparities in the outcomes of communication on medical care received near death Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Advance Care Planning
  • African Americans
  • Attitude to Death
  • Communication
  • European Continental Ancestry Group
  • Neoplasms
  • Physician-Patient Relations
  • Terminal Care

abstract

  • End-of-life discussions and communication goals seem to assist white patients in receiving less life-prolonging EOL care, but black patients do not experience the same benefits of EOL discussions. Instead, black patients tend to receive life-prolonging measures at the EOL even when they have DNR orders or state a preference for symptom-directed care.

publication date

  • September 27, 2010

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC3739279

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1001/archinternmed.2010.322

PubMed ID

  • 20876403

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1533

end page

  • 40

volume

  • 170

number

  • 17