Engaging underserved communities in end-of-life conversations: a cluster, randomized controlled trial

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Many Black/African Americans and Hispanic/Latinx patients are much more likely to receive low quality end-of- life medical care than White individuals– in fact, they are 3 times more likely than white Americans to die after a lengthy intensive care unit stay. Advance care planning (ACP)– the process of discussing one’s wishes with loved ones and clinicians, and then documenting them in an advance directive (AD)– can help reduce these health inequities by preventing costly/burdensome treatments that are unlikely to reduce suffering or improve quality of life. Though ~60% of Americans engage in ACP,
Effective start/end date9/17/2012/31/23


  • National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities: $710,835.00
  • National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities: $678,390.00


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