Thematic Framework

This is the current version of the framework that this site is built off of. It is based upon Rebecca Hogue’s PhD dissertation on ePatient Health Literacy.

Theme Sub-themes
Developing coping mechanisms Blogging (expressing emotions)

Exercise

Permission

Community

Caregiver support

Intentional fun

Planning

Navigating the healthcare system Waiting

Insurance

Learning to be an ePatient

Learning about the disease Information sources

Treatments

Reliability

Experiencing side effects Anxiety and depression

Fatigue and sleep

Hair and nail changes

Chemo brain

Neuropathy

Advocating Self-advocacy

Patient advocacy

Public breast cancer awareness

Fundraising and charities

Breast cancer education

Exploring body image Hair

Reconstruction

Self-confidence

Making decisions Control

Changing world view

Gut-feelings

Medical knowledge

Negotiating identity Sharing selfies

Declaring my non-cancer identities

Negotiating cancer metaphors