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"Good End-of-Life Care Out of Reach for Many Black Nursing Home Residents"

U.S. News & World Report quoted Dr. Vickie Mays, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of health policy and management, about research that shows that Black and Hispanic nursing home residents are far less likely to receive palliative care than their white peers

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Tuesday, March 8, 2022
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Palliative care can be a godsend in the final days of one's life, but new research shows that Black and Hispanic nursing home residents are far less likely to receive it than their white peers are.

Overall, nursing homes in the Northeast provided the most palliative care, while those in the South provided the least amount of this type of care.

But in the Northeast and West, the study found, nursing homes that had higher numbers of Black residents provided less of this type of care. In all regions, the more Hispanic residents there were in a nursing home, the fewer palliative care services there were.

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