A mid-January 2014 storm of reaction to posts in The Guardian and The New York Times about a prominent breast cancer blogger took me by surprise. As a nurse and a breast cancer blogger myself I wondered why the reactions were so strong. My conclusion was that it is because blogging while living with an ultimately terminal disease challenges society's thinking about death and dying. People with metastatic disease live longer these days, and as nurses we should be creative in finding ways to support them in their social needs.
Specializes in Psychiatry, Mental Health. Has 35 years experience.