Navigation Links
Cultural Beliefs May Keep Blacks From Hospice Care
Date:2/5/2008

Mistrust of medical system helps explain why many shun these services, survey finds

TUESDAY, Feb. 5 (HealthDay News) -- End-of-life hospice care is used much less often by American blacks than whites, and certain cultural beliefs may explain why, a new survey finds.

An historical mistrust of the health-care system and a strong preference for curative treatment compared to palliative care encourage many black Americans to avoid or delay hospice services, the researchers found.

"Blacks in our sample compared to whites clearly had less favorable beliefs and attitudes about hospice care," said study lead author Dr. Kimberly Johnson, a geriatrician and palliative care specialist at Duke University Medical Center.

She presented the findings over the weekend at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association, in Orlando, Fla.

Over the past few decades, a growing number of terminally ill Americans have opted for hospice services, which focus on easing physical and emotional suffering in life's final stage rather than curative treatment.

And yet a clear racial gap has emerged in terms of who is using hospice care. According to Johnson, data collected in 2006 found that just 8 percent of hospice enrollees in the United States were black, even though they make up 12 percent of the population. That's compared to whites, who comprise 81 percent of hospice patients, even though they make up 74 percent of the population.

"If you consider that blacks have higher rates of death from cancer and heart disease, which are still the top causes of hospice admissions, then it seems that there is a significant gap there," said Johnson, who is also an assistant professor of medicine at Duke.

To find out why this might be so, her team surveyed 205 white and black adults aged 65 and older (average age 74) on their knowle
'/>"/>

Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. HealthFitness CEO Supports Move Toward Cultural Shift, and Science-Based Health Management Programming
2. Call Center Excellence: Managing Service-To-Sales Cultural Transformation
3. Abbott Donates Cool Globe to Lake County Forest Preserves for Permanent Display at Greenbelt Cultural Center
4. Managing the Service-to-Sales Cultural Transformation - Complimentary Excerpt Available from Best Practices
5. 32-Year-Old Breast Cancer Survivor, Fashion Model Featured in Benefit Concert Music of the Light at Skirball Cultural Center
6. DuPont Hosts Meeting of Leading Plant Scientists to Improve World Agricultural Productivity
7. Older blacks and Latinos still lag whites in controlling diabetes
8. Older Blacks, Latinos Struggle With Diabetes Control
9. Do Blacks Have Genetic Weakness to Asthma?
10. Whites take supplemental breast cancer therapy more often than blacks
11. Prostate cancer more likely to return in blacks than whites, but the disease is not more aggressive
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/2/2015)... Milton Hershey School® graduate Vincent Klomps ’10 ... of the Physician Assistant Program’s entering class of 2015 ... with a white coat, which symbolizes his entrance into ... of Vincent’s accomplishments both at MHS and postgraduation,” said ... of how a top-notch education can lead to achievement ...
(Date:6/2/2015)... (PRWEB) June 02, 2015 Erbelli’s Gourmet ... website to promote its handmade gourmet pizzas and calzones, ... though the website is new, the recipes are not—they ... 1995. The main feature of the site is the ... pictures and descriptions of all the items. You can ...
(Date:6/2/2015)... California (PRWEB) June 02, 2015 ... and sorbent systems, has announced the availability of ... ingestion of poisons by children, especially curious toddlers. ... D3475 standards and tested to CFR 1700.20 protocols. ... Kevin Cullen. , Looks Like Candy, “With the ...
(Date:6/2/2015)... 02, 2015 Acara Partners has seen a ... responsive to mobile devices, as is now required by recent ... clients, as well as several new clients in the medical ... website for them to meet Google’s new requirements,” commented Fran ... with our clients in education, non-profits, and the business world.” ...
(Date:6/2/2015)... Nashville, Tennessee (PRWEB) June 02, 2015 ... leading functional drug response profiling test to help ... from the College of American Pathologists (CAP) for ... “Receiving the CAP certification is equivalent to the ... Henry, president and chief executive officer for DiaTech. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Erbelli’s of Bradenton Launches New Mobile-Friendly Website 2Health News:IMPAK Introduces Child Resistant Zip Pouches & Bags 2Health News:Acara Partners Expands Website and Digital Offerings 2Health News:DiaTech Oncology Gains College of American Pathologists Accreditation for U.S. CorrectChemo Laboratory 2
... new study shows that combining a technology called ... distinguish early-stage breast cancer from non-cancerous lesions--and potentially ... ,Only 10 to 15 percent of women ... malignant tumor, leading many women to experience unnecessary ...
... and radioactive substances called radioisotopes to produce images of ... other organs//. What makes the procedure so valuable is ... without disturbing the normal bodily functions. ,Ever ... has been possible to identify any structural and functional ...
... getting affected by mouth disease and mouth cancer. The reasons ... unhealthy foods by young//. The survey points out that frequent ... to be done by the young, as early detection and ... be helpful for curing mouth cancer. ,As it ...
... gorge on burgers and other junk food, here's some ... to make it healthier//. ,Professor Jeff Pearson of ... other researchers examined the properties of a brown-coloured seaweed ... South America and parts of Norway and Scotland. ...
... the September issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, poor ... and mental conditions//. ,Besides basic reading skills, individuals ... information such as that on prescription bottles and be ... appointment slips, to be able to call themselves health ...
... One of the main challenges faced by dentists since times ... the satisfaction of their patients. The problem of missing teeth ... or simply old age. Traditionally, complete dentures have performed the ... be said that they were a compromise as far as ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Chest Pain Can Be Identified By New Tracer Chemical 30 Hours After Pain Relief 2
(Date:6/2/2015)... Today the Council of State and ... companies, retailers, and human and animal health stakeholders ... CSTE is committed to supporting changes that slow ... preserve the efficacy of our existing antibiotics, and ... CSTE continues to serve as a key partner ...
(Date:6/2/2015)... -- Stoltenberg Consulting , a leading healthcare ... celebration of its 20-year anniversary and over 250 ... inception in 1995. "As the ... technology industry continues, we strive to combine experienced ... clients, organizational goals, understanding that today,s healthcare providers ...
(Date:6/2/2015)... FORT WORTH, Texas , June 2, 2015  ErgoNurse, ... a preeminent supplier of healthcare products in the ... serve the hospice, nursing home, long-term care and skilled nursing ... - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150601/219779LOGO ... settings have been able to fully take advantage of the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Stoltenberg Consulting celebrates 20 years of healthcare IT consulting service 2Stoltenberg Consulting celebrates 20 years of healthcare IT consulting service 3ErgoNurse and Briggs Healthcare Positioned to Completely Eliminate the Unnecessary Cost of Healthcare-Related Back Injuries 2
... 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Botanic Pharmaceutical Inc. ... Inc.) ("China Botanic" or the "Company"), a developer, ... traditional Chinese medicines ("TCM") in China, today announced ... Enterprise assessment, and that as a result, China ...
... 14, 2011 Reportlinker.com announces that a new ... Global Cardiac Monitoring Systems Market ... With advancements in technology, innovative product offerings ... introduced in the Cardiac Monitoring Systems market. Further, ...
Cached Medicine Technology:China Botanic Pharmaceutical Receives a Tax Exemption in 2011 2China Botanic Pharmaceutical Receives a Tax Exemption in 2011 3Reportlinker Adds Global Cardiac Monitoring Systems Market -2013 2Reportlinker Adds Global Cardiac Monitoring Systems Market -2013 3
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
Medicine Products: