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Dying in Black, Brown and White: Responding to Disparities in End of Life Care
Tuesday, October 4, 2005 - 7:30pm to Tuesday, October 4, 2005 - 9:00pm

Location: Lincoln Hall, room 75

This event is free and open to the community.

Visiting Scholar and speaker RICHARD PAYNE, M.D., will discuss the impact of race, culture, and the socioeconomic characteristics of patients and providers as they impact the management of pain, the access to palliative care and hospice services and the care of dying in the United States. The data paints an alarming story of racial and gender-based disparities in health care. Strategies and programs designed to overcome these deficiencies will be discussed.

Dr. Payne is the director of the Institute on Care at the End of Life at Duke University (previously he was, for 7 years, the director of Memorial Sloane-Kettering's Pain and Palliative Care Service in New York City). Dr. Payne is the 2005 Curtis R. Holzgang, M.D., Visiting Scholar to Providence St. Vincent Medical Center.

Read a PDF flyer about the topic and Dr. Richard Payne