A surgeon who understands

Based upon a couple stories from my dissertation, I wrote this piece for In-House magazine – an e-magazine for medical residents and fellows. All articles are open peer reviewed. If you like the article, please leave a comment on the In-House page. A surgeon who understands – a-surgeon-who-understands-960

Are you your disease?

My research looks at the first 35 weeks of my personal experience with breast cancer as I’ve documented it on this blog. A couple of the themes associated with my dissertation data analysis relate to learning about the disease and negotiating identity. I think that this graph is particularly interesting: When I look at this, I… Read More »

Infusion-fatigue

As I work through my research data coding, I’m having to read and re-read and re-read… the BCBecky blog posts from the beginning through February 3, 2015. Some of the posts are particularly emotional, as the memories come flooding back. In others, my memory of the time is totally different. When reading about my chemotherapy experience,… Read More »

Looking for theme validation help

One of the challenges I’m having with my research is with the identification of themes within the blog posts. I’ve identified 10 key themes that I’d like use, but I’m afraid that because I’m coding my experience, I’m reading more into the blog posts than what others see. In this way, I’m too close to… Read More »