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US Immigrant Utilization and Perceptions of Palliative Care

  • Henry K. Onyeaka
    Correspondence
    Address correspondence to: Hermioni L. Amonoo, MD, MPP, Department of Psychiatry, Brigham and Women's Hospital, 60 Fenwood Rd, Boston, MA 02115, USA.
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    Harvard Medical School (H.O., M.D., J.Z., J.F., J.A., H.A.), Boston Massachusetts, USA

    Department of Psychiatry (H.O., J.Z.), Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston Massachusetts, USA
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  • Katrina Grace Sadang
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    Address correspondence to: Hermioni L. Amonoo, MD, MPP, Department of Psychiatry, Brigham and Women's Hospital, 60 Fenwood Rd, Boston, MA 02115, USA.
    Affiliations
    (K.S.) Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston Massachusetts, USA

    (K.S.) University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco California, USA
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  • Elizabeth Daskalakis
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    Department of Psychiatry (E.D., M.D., J.F., H.A.), Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston Massachusetts, USA
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  • Emma C. Deary
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    Department of Psychiatry (E.D., M.D., J.F., H.A.), Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston Massachusetts, USA
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  • Marie C. Desir
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    Harvard Medical School (H.O., M.D., J.Z., J.F., J.A., H.A.), Boston Massachusetts, USA

    Department of Psychiatry (E.D., M.D., J.F., H.A.), Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston Massachusetts, USA
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  • Kwaku Oppong Asante
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    Department of Psychology (K.A.), University of Ghana, Legon, Accra, Ghana

    Department of Psychology (K.A.), University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa
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  • Juliana Zambrano
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    Harvard Medical School (H.O., M.D., J.Z., J.F., J.A., H.A.), Boston Massachusetts, USA

    Department of Psychiatry (H.O., J.Z.), Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston Massachusetts, USA
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  • Josie François
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    Harvard Medical School (H.O., M.D., J.Z., J.F., J.A., H.A.), Boston Massachusetts, USA

    Department of Psychiatry (E.D., M.D., J.F., H.A.), Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston Massachusetts, USA
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  • Janet L. Abrahm
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    Harvard Medical School (H.O., M.D., J.Z., J.F., J.A., H.A.), Boston Massachusetts, USA

    Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care (J.A., H.A.), Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston Massachusetts, USA

    (J.A.) Division of Palliative Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston Massachusetts, USA
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  • Hermioni L. Amonoo
    Correspondence
    Address correspondence to: Hermioni L. Amonoo, MD, MPP, Department of Psychiatry, Brigham and Women's Hospital, 60 Fenwood Rd, Boston, MA 02115, USA.
    Affiliations
    Harvard Medical School (H.O., M.D., J.Z., J.F., J.A., H.A.), Boston Massachusetts, USA

    Department of Psychiatry (E.D., M.D., J.F., H.A.), Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston Massachusetts, USA

    Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care (J.A., H.A.), Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston Massachusetts, USA
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      U.S. immigrants are heterogeneous with diverse racial, cultural, and socioeconomic differences. Immigrants are far more likely than U.S.-born individuals to experience adverse social determinants of health and far less likely to access primary and secondary prevention, screening, and early interventions in primary care, leading to poorer health outcomes and higher rates of preventable illnesses.

      Budiman A, Tamir, C, Mora, L, Noe-Bustamante, L. Facts on U.S. immigrants, 2018. 2020. Accessed February 4, 2022. https://www.pewresearch.org/hispanic/2020/08/20/facts-on-u-s-immigrants/.

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      Cohn DV. Future immigration will change the face of America by 2065. 2015. October 5, 2015. Accessed February 4, 2022. https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2015/10/05/future-immigration-will-change-the-face-of-america-by-2065/.

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      2. Cohn DV. Future immigration will change the face of America by 2065. 2015. October 5, 2015. Accessed February 4, 2022. https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2015/10/05/future-immigration-will-change-the-face-of-america-by-2065/.

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