25 min

The Hurdles Facing Black Families Navigating Serious Illness Tradeoffs

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Black Americans are at higher risk for many serious illnesses like dementia and kidney failure. But data show they are less likely to have their pain treated and less likely to access services like hospice and palliative care that can reduce suffering, especially at the end of life.
This week, we explore what stops seriously ill Black patients and their families from getting the care they want in life and in death.
Guests:
Deborah Brunson, PhD, Caregiver and Professor Emeritus, University of North Carolina Wilmington
Karen Bullock, PhD, LCSW, Professor, Boston College School of Social Work
Learn more and read a full transcript on our website.
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Black Americans are at higher risk for many serious illnesses like dementia and kidney failure. But data show they are less likely to have their pain treated and less likely to access services like hospice and palliative care that can reduce suffering, especially at the end of life.
This week, we explore what stops seriously ill Black patients and their families from getting the care they want in life and in death.
Guests:
Deborah Brunson, PhD, Caregiver and Professor Emeritus, University of North Carolina Wilmington
Karen Bullock, PhD, LCSW, Professor, Boston College School of Social Work
Learn more and read a full transcript on our website.
Want more Tradeoffs? Sign up for our free weekly newsletter featuring the latest health policy research and news.
Support this type of journalism today, with a gift, and have your donation tripled if you give before the end of 2022.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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