A Matter Of Faith And Trust: Why African-Americans Don’t Use Hospice | KBIA

A Matter Of Faith And Trust: Why African-Americans Don’t Use Hospice

May 7, 2015
Originally published on May 7, 2015 12:30 pm

Even as end-of-life planning gains favor with more Americans, African-Americans, research shows, remain very skeptical of options like hospice and advance directives. The result can mean more aggressive, painful care at the end of life that prolongs suffering.

Kaiser Health News correspondent Sarah Varney, working in collaboration with PBS NewsHour, examines why this disparity exists and what is being done to change it.

This content was republished with permission from Kaiser Health News, a non-profit national health policy news service. 

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