Focus group findings about the influence of culture on communication preferences in end-of-life care

@article{Shrank2005FocusGF,
  title={Focus group findings about the influence of culture on communication preferences in end-of-life care},
  author={MSHS Dr. William H. Shrank and MSPH Jean S. Kutner and Terri Richardson and Richard A Mularski and Stacy M Fischer and RN PhDMarjorieKagawa-Singer},
  journal={Journal of General Internal Medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={20},
  pages={703-709}
}
BACKGROUND: Little guidance is available for health care providers who try to communicate with patients and their families in a culturally sensitive way about end-of-life care. OBJECTIVE: To explore the content and structure of end-of-life discussions that would optimize decision making by conducting focus groups with two diverse groups of patients that vary in ethnicity and socioeconomic status. DESIGN: Six focus groups were conducted; 3 included non-Hispanic white patients recruited from a… CONTINUE READING

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