Teaching in Higher Ed Podcast

I had an opportunity to be interviewed for a Podcast by Teaching in Higher Ed. The session focused on my research on breast cancer blogging. I thought they did an excellent job with the production, and I’m quite proud of the interview. You can view it here: http://teachinginhighered.com/podcast/giving-voice-face-illness-experience/  

Analysis of narratives versus narrative inquiry

Yesterday, I read a great article by Bochner & Riggs (2014) about narrative inquiry. In it, they use a framework defined by Polkinghorne (1995) to differentiate between analysis-of-narrative (or narratives-under-analysis) and narrative inquiry. I found this particularly interesting in part because my research seems to be using both. “In Polkinghorne’s (1995) schema, analysis of narratives… Read More »

When did my audience change?

As I re-read through my blog yet one more time, I find myself wondering – when did my sense of blog audience change? I didn’t start my blog with a specific audience in mind. I wrote it for me, but also for my family and friends – so they would know what was going on.… Read More »

ePatient health literacies

I have been thinking about my conference presentation at the health humanities conference last week. I looked at the different things I communicated on my blog, as well as the deferent knowledges that I developed. I took these and proposed a set of patient health literacies. It occurs to me now, that what they really… Read More »

Blogging as Health Literacy – A Survivor’s Story #healthhum2017

Hogue, R. J. (April 10, 2017) [Conference Presentation]. Blogging as Health Literacy – A Survivor’s Story. Health Humanities Consortium, Houston, TX. Abstract: When someone is diagnosed with cancer one of the most common pieces of advice from health professionals is “do not use the internet”. However, it is inevitable that many patients return home and… Read More »

Reflecting on data analysis – categorizing posts

In order to find it easier to identify ideal posts for themes, and to setup for the graphing of themes over time, I’ve listed all my posts in a spreadsheet and I’m listing which ones provide good examples of the key themes that emerged during my initial read through of my blog. Specifically, I’m identifying… Read More »

The Cost of Appearances

In reading the chapter ‘The Cost of Appearances’ in Arthur Frank’s (1991) At the Will of the Body, reminded me of my first Doxorubicin (Adriamycin other wise referred to as A chemo) chemotherapy injection. I wrote about the experience very briefly in a post The First Day Of Chemo on my blog. In my blog post,… Read More »

Critical and chronic illness

I find that when I’m writing I often switch between the two things – critical illness and chronic illness. I have thought of them as different things, but my search into the literature is showing that the term chronic illness is the one that is more pervasive. First I need to differentiate between illness and disease.… Read More »