Racial and ethnic disparities in palliative care.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Racial and ethnic disparities in health care access and quality are well documented for some minority groups. However, compared to other areas of health care, such as disease prevention, early detection, and curative care, research in disparities in palliative care is limited. Given the rapidly growing population of minority older adults, many of whom will face advanced serious illness, the availability of high-quality palliative care that meets the varied needs of older adults of all races and ethnicities is a priority. This paper reviews existing data on racial and ethnic disparities in use of and quality of palliative care and outlines priorities for future research.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Johnson, KS

Published Date

  • November 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 16 / 11

Start / End Page

  • 1329 - 1334

PubMed ID

  • 24073685

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC3822363

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1557-7740

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1089/jpm.2013.9468


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States