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Ethnicity complicates patient-doctor discussion of death
Washington Post

Talking about death is never easy, even for medical professionals. But a new study has found that difficulty discussing end-of-life medical treatments is complicated further when there are ethnic differences that can create subtle barriers between the doctor and patient.

A survey of more than 1,000 medical professionals by researchers at Stanford University’s Medical School found that virtually all of them encountered difficulties holding end-of-life discussions with their patients.