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Black-Owned Hospice Seeks to Bring Greater Ease in Dying to Black Families

This time, it didn’t take much persuading for Mary Murphy to embrace home hospice. When her mother was dying from Alzheimer’s disease in 2020, she had been reluctant until she saw what a help it was. So when her husband, Willie, neared the end of his life, she embraced hospice again. The Murphys’ house in a leafy Nashville neighborhood is their happy place — full of their treasures. “He’s good to me — buys me anything I want,” she said, as she pulled a milky glass vase out of a floor-to-ceiling cabinet with mirrored shelves. Willie bought Mary the display case to help her to show off the trinkets she picks up at estate sales. ...

Read the full post at Syndicate – Kaiser Health News
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