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Monday, March 12, 2007

At the end of life, a racial divide

An ongoing Harvard project funded by the National Cancer Institute that will involve about 800 terminally ill cancer patients in Massachusetts, Texas, Connecticut, New Hampshire and New York -- is finding that African Americans are two to three times as likely as whites to want everything possible done to keep them alive, to get life-prolonging care and to die in intensive care. A Washington Post story reports on the debate about what is a "good death."

Posted by Elizabeth Cooney at 07:06 AM
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