Metaphoric language and the articulation of emotions by people affected by motor neurone disease.
OBJECTIVE: To explore the use of metaphoric language to convey emotion in interviews with people affected by motor neurone disease, a progressive neurological condition that sits between chronic and terminal illness. METHODS: Secondary analysis of 46 interviews with people affected by motor neurone disease in the United Kingdom (35 individuals with the condition, 11 carers). RESULTS: Metaphor and figurative language was used to communicate the intensely emotional experiences of being diagnos...Expand abstract
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