Dying While Black: Perpetual Gaps Exist in Health Care for African-Americans

February 6, 2019

(The Conversation) – This disparity in black patients’ pain management continues even as black patients are dying. Families often want to ensure that their loved ones are as comfortable as possible once patients reach the point where death is near. Racialized gaps in pain management lead to a denial of humane comfort care that contributes to unnecessary suffering for black patients and their loved ones.