Health and Aging

Featured Health Topic: End of Life

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Advance care planning can be an important part of ensuring that people receive the kind of care that they want at the end of life. Researchers at Duke University supported by the NIA looked at whether race and ethnicity are related to differences in how people prepare and plan. Their findings suggest that a combination of beliefs and values contribute to older African Americans being less likely to have advance directives than older whites.

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