Physicians: Minority patients need better access to palliative care

07/31/2014 | Health Affairs Blog

Increasing access to palliative care to address racial and ethnic disparities requires more research and public awareness, along with increased training of health care providers, Dr. Cardinale Smith and Dr. Otis Brawley write. All practitioners should be taught primary palliative care skills, and new delivery models should be tested to increase access to palliative care, especially among older minority patients, they write.

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