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Perspectives about racism and patient-clinician communication among Black adults with serious illness

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JAMA Network

About The Study: This study found that Black patients’ experiences with racism, specifically epistemic injustice, were associated with their perspectives on medical care and decision making during serious illness and end of life. These findings suggest that race-conscious, intersectional approaches may be needed to improve patient-clinician communication and support Black patients with serious illness to alleviate the distress and trauma of racism as these patients near the end of life.

Authors: Crystal E. Brown, M.D., M.A., of the University of Washington in Seattle, is the corresponding author.

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(doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2023.21746)

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