"Doing battle": a metaphorical analysis of diabetes mellitus among Navajo people.

@article{Huttlinger1992DoingBA,
  title={"Doing battle": a metaphorical analysis of diabetes mellitus among Navajo people.},
  author={K Huttlinger and Laura Krefting and D Drevdahl and P. Tree and Enrique Baca and Aaron D. Benally},
  journal={The American journal of occupational therapy : official publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association},
  year={1992},
  volume={46 8},
  pages={
          706-12
        }
}
Effective communication with patients and their family members forms the foundation of a therapeutic relationship. This is particularly important when the occupational therapist, other health professionals, and the patient are from different cultural backgrounds. This paper describes one aspect of the findings of a ethnographic study of chronic diabetes among the Navajo people (referred to here as Dine'). It focuses on the dominant metaphorical images that were used by the informants to… CONTINUE READING

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