Causal Loops in Cancer Care

Causal Loops in Cancer Care
(an exercise)


An exercise in system mapping, based on a rapid literature review, which explored the context of mastectomies and hypothesized the impact of system components upon patient autonomy. A series of mapping exercises accompanied the larger system map to explore boundaries and impact. The intent of the larger map is to problem-frame and act as a device that facilitates dialogue.


Angelsea Saby, Sonia Tagari

Course Leaders

Dr. Peter Jones, Dr. Cameron Norman


...the image establishes a link between man and his environment...[and] it is the shared image that constitutes the principle bond among members of a human community
— Jamshid Gharajedaghi, 2011