Posts tagged ‘metaphor’

A stitch in time

A metaphorical dropped stitch     I was shooting the breeze with a friend and colleague, when she used a lovely metaphor which I thought worth repeating. Her patient…

“Thirsty Foot”

My patient had chronic foot pain (“severe multi-joint degenerative changes” on scans) and over a decade of swelling – she was improving really well with therapy…

Psychological Overlay

“Oh – she has a few problems in her back but heaps of psychological overlay,” I recently heard. Overlay suggests a blanket, something covering the “real” thing,…

Alarm Bells

Buying some time Most people know how hard it is to explain pain to patients especially … well … when they have ongoing pain! The endless touring of different clinicians and specialist…

Make love, not war

Reported recently at ScienceDaily: War metaphors for cancer hurt certain prevention behaviours It’s not unusual for people to use war metaphors such as “fight” and “battle”…