Edith Cowan University
Cynthia Witney is a qualified nurse who is undertaking doctoral research into health-related communications at Edith Cowan University. Working with Breast Cancer Care WA, Cynthia helped develop Breast Cancer Click, an online community supported by an ARC Linkage project. Cynthia has since engaged with Click as a moderator and netnographer.
ArticlesIntroductionA catastrophe is often considered to be a final decisive event, resulting in a disastrous end. Two recent examples of catastrophes satisfying this definition were the 2012 super storm Sandy in the United States of America and the 2011 floods in Brisbane, Australia. The progress of these disasters was reported worldwide, yet...Read more
ArticlesIntroductionFew life experiences have a greater impact upon the sense of self than the diagnosis of a life-challenging illness. Breast cancer is such an illness, and the sudden transition from 'well' to 'ill' is unsettling for a person's sense of knowing who they are in 'their' own body. What you know about your body, what others know about your body and what your...Read more