QSIG Midday Talk: The use of metaphors by patients and caregivers to frame experiences across five long-term conditions
Metaphors are fundamental to how patients conceptualise and communicate about their long-term conditions. The authors compared the use of metaphors across five heterogenous illnesses (dementia, fibromyalgia, mesothelioma, myositis, and neonatal surgery) from randomly selected 25 in-depth interviews with patients and caregivers. The findings highlighted how metaphors have the potential to empower or disempower patients and carers. When healthcare professionals pay close attention to their expressions this can enhance meaningful communication during the discussion about their treatment and care.
Prof. Heidi Lempp and Dr Chris Tang present.
Please note this midday talk was originally due to take place in September 2023 but was postponed.
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