I am working on many projects with Dr. Melissa Clark. Here is one project that is coming along nicely:
We have access to data on women who have advanced cancer. Each woman (the ego) was asked about the important people in her life (her alters). We are investigating the associations between the characteristics of the alters, and the ego’s advanced care planning decisions.
I don’t want to get too detailed since we are in the process of writing this up, but I think this paper could have a lot of implications for finding ways to encourage people to make these advanced care planning decisions.