Cancer in Other Words? the Role of Metaphor in Emotion Disclosure in Cancer Patients

  title={Cancer in Other Words? the Role of Metaphor in Emotion Disclosure in Cancer Patients},
  author={Anne Lanceley and Jill Macleod Clark},
  booktitle={British journal of psychotherapy},
Despite evidence that nurses may play a crucial part in the wellbeing and recovery of cancer patients by facilitating their expression of feelings, research is lacking into the emotional content of nurse-patient talk and patients' use of language in emotion disclosure. In this study, 23 participating nurses in a variety of cancer care settings were asked to tape-record their conversations with patients during daily care. A data set of 60 nurse-patient conversations was collected. Individual… CONTINUE READING

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