Current research projects underway include:

  • Developing video and written teaching program to help surgery residents learn how to competent communication skills to talk with patients and their families post surgery.
  • Developing a protocol to train physicians ways to manage disclosure of medical mistakes.
  • Development of a measurement to test privacy and disclosure of HIV serodiscordant and seroconcordant couples.
  • The development of the Health Privacy Barometer to understand perceptions of health privacy and identify fluctuations across time.
  • Investigate communication breakdowns as reasons for ethics consultation calls.
  • Examination of privacy changes in families with an adult daughter diagnosed with cancer.
  • Conducting a literature review of all current research on families in medicine: Family Factor Project.
  • Researching how nurses cope with personal disclosures from patients and families.