It's Time for Justice: Racial and Ethnic Equity in Hospice and Palliative Care

What would racial equity and justice look like in hospice and palliative care? The coronavirus pandemic has exposed the structural racism within US culture and the resulting healthcare inequities. The field of hospice and palliative care is not immune to these issues – what do we need to know and do to advance equity and justice in the care we provide and in the systems within which we provide care?

The panelists explore the broad concepts and key concerns of racism, share insights from the research and programs they have developed to advance justice, and provide solution-based opportunities that we can carry into our work.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this activity the learner should be better able to:

  • Describe at least two cultural or systemic factors that contribute to healthcare inequities
  • Define equity and justice
  • Discuss solution-based tools and strategies to advance equity and justice
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Tammie Quest, MD FAAHPM
Ronit Elk, PhD
Vyjeyanthi Periyakoil, MD

Content Editor
Patricia Stillwell

Stephanie Adams
Kemi Ani
Julie Bruno
Angie Forbes
Julie Tanner
Angie Tryfonopoulos

Continuing Medical Education (CME)

The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) designates this Enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CME credits expire October 13, 2024.


Available Credit

  • 0.50 CME (physician only)
  • 0.50 Participation


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