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Overcoming Barriers To Advance Care Planning Among African-Americans

BY DANIEL GAITAN | daniel@lifemattersmedia.org African-Americans receive worse end of life care and are far less likely to participate in advance care planning than whites. Unfortunately, clinicians and researchers often fail to recognize the numerous, interconnected factors influencing advance care planning among African-Americans, according to Dr. Justin Sanders, an instructor in medicine at Harvard Medical School. Sanders […]

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Consider The Conversation 2: Physicians Warn Against Futile Care At End Of Life

Consider the Conversation 2: Stories about Cure, Relief and Comfort warns doctors, patients and families of the physical and emotional harm caused by aggressive, often unnecessary, end of life treatments. The documentary, produced by Michael Bernhagen and Terry Kaldhusdal, offers inspiring stories from seriously ill patients and practical advice from medical experts. The failure of […]

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