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06/08/2013

African Americans – Medical Mistrust Persists

African Americans still can’t get over the Tuskegee Experiment.  


Four decades after the infamous study on syphilis’ impact on black men ended in rural Alabama, mistrust of medical science resonates in the lack of African American participants in potentially life-saving clinical trials and studies.  (Charlotte Post)  


We see this same distrust in low advance directive completion rates and higher rates of end-of-life treatment conflict.

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