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This website has been setup to support Rebecca J. Hogue’s PhD study. The website will evolve as the dissertation process evolves. The site reflects my “research notes” as I work through the research and writing process.

Other blogs that I maintain can be found at:

David Elpern at http://pathography.blogspot.com/ defines pathography as “a narrative that gives voice and face to the illness experience. It puts the person behind the disease in the forefront and as such is a great learning opportunity for all care givers and fellow sufferers.” I chose Living Pathography for the domain name because all the current work on pathography relates to books rather than blogs. I think of blogs as living books – ones that can be updated regularly – but also ones that contain reflections of the experience as it is happening, rather than the post-processed reflective version that is presented in book form. There are less constraints when blogging, allowing the writer to express illness in a raw and authentic way, which provides a layer of learning that can be lost when the experience is distilled into a book narrative.

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