Metastatic Breast Cancer in Social Media - page 2

During the second week of January 2014, there was a small Internet storm regarding blog posts written by Emma and Bill Keller for The Guardian and The New York Times, respectively. The Kellers wrote... Read More

  1. by   Semolina
    Retired APRN, your blog is eloquent and insightful. I have at times read blogs by people dealing with serious illness, and I learned from them. I don't work in health care and I had a blessedly healthy family, so there's a lot I don't know. I am grateful for those who choose to share their experiences and insights.

    Regarding the Kellers, I cannot fathom what would motivate them to attack Lisa Bonchek Adams. And yes, I do view both of their pieces as an attack. Interestingly, Emma Keller blogged about her own double mastectomy and reconstruction after a diagnosis of DCIS in 2012. Her post focusing on Ms. Adams has been removed by the Guardian, by the way.

    Bill Keller raises the issue of appropriate end-of-life care -- and he does so in a particularly heartless and clumsy way. As former executive editor of the New York Times, he surely has the skills and resources to do a proper op-ed on that topic if he wants to. His comments about Ms. Adams are a cheap shot at best, and, according to several articles I read, inaccurate as well.

    A quick Google search convinced me that there is overwhelming support for bloggers like Ms. Adams, and very little support for the Kellers in this instance. I find that reassuring.
    Last edit by Semolina on Jan 24, '14 : Reason: clarity