Racial, Cultural, and Ethnic Factors Affecting the Quality of End-of-Life Care in California, Supplemental Materials

by LaVera Crawley; Lori Ellen Rutman; Marjorie Kagawa Singer; Sarah Chaudhury

Mar 1, 2007
These supplemental materials to the full report on racial, cultural, and ethnic factors affecting the quality of end-of-life care in California includes a summary of the report's methodolody, data on how top ten leading causes of death differ among subgroups, the survey tool used for data collection about pharmacies, and a report on responses to the focus groups.
Racial, Cultural, and Ethnic Factors Affecting the Quality of End-of-Life Care in California, Supplemental Materials
  • Sudden deaths due to accidents and assaults are higher among young African Americans (11%), Native Americans (14%), and Latinos (16%), compared to Asian Americans (8%) and whites (7%).
  • Ethnically diverse populations use hospice care less than whites.
  • Under treatment of pain prevalent among elderly, poor, and racial/ethnic minorities
  • Advance care planning (advance directives) isn't as highly valued by some communities.
  • Ethnic diversity requires a health care workforce that can provide culturally and linguistically appropriate services
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