“What does it mean to wait? Exploring the experiences of New Zealand women who are waiting for delayed breast reconstruction surgery.

Sandra Sheene is a Breast Reconstruction Clinical Nurse Specialist and doctoral student at Auckland University of Technology (AUT).

Sandra is undertaking a doctoral study about the impacts on New Zealand women of waiting for breast reconstructive surgery after treatment for breast cancer.

Sandra would like to talk to women who meet these criteria: 

  • Have you had a mastectomy and are you waiting to see a Specialist Plastic Surgeon about having breast reconstruction or are on a surgical waitlist waiting to have breast reconstruction?
  • Do you live outside of the Auckland or Northern Regions of New Zealand?
  • Would you like to share your experience confidentially for a study that seeks improvements in current services?

If you have answered yes to these questions Susan would like to talk with you. You can contact her on 0212720370, or by email: ukkiwi2020@gmail.com 

She will provide you with more information about taking part in her research project.

Thanks for your help with this research.

Last updated: October 27, 2023