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Lead Moderator

I just returned from the Annual Assembly of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine in Phoenix, Arizona. There was some discussion about improving care for diverse populations with serious illness. There were a few sessions which included a discussion of healthcare providers' implicit bias (unconscious negative attitudes toward minority populations) and their potential impact on end-of-lie care. What do you think is the role of healthcare providers' implicit bias in racial disparities in end-of-life care? How can we reduce the impact of implicit bias in end-of-life care?