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||Kaiser Foundation Research Institute
||Legacy Project - Diversity Supplement
Legacy – what one leaves behind and how one hopes to be remembered after death— is an important part of
the human experience. In the parent grant, our related preliminary work, we have encountered multiple
anecdotal reports from people considering their legacy as they make cancer treatment choices, suggesting that
legacy has a clear financial component and is relevant to understanding cancer-related financial hardship.
However, very limited research exists about legacy planning as it relates to cancer care. Deeper understanding
of the legacy construct and how it relates to cancer-related financial hardship and treatment choices could
guide how to incorporate legacy considerations into financial navigation interventions like the one in the parent
grant. This supplemental study will examine how people with cancer consider legacy, both in general and when
making medical decisions, with focus on the financial aspects of legacy. Through a critical literature review and
semi-structured interviews with cancer patients and their families, this study will build a conceptual model and
preliminary data that will inform a future R01-level (or equivalent) research grant proposal led by Dr. Marlaine
Figueroa Gray, junior faculty member, first generation college graduate, and member of an underrepresented
minority group, at Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute.
None. See parent grant details.