Metaphors are literary comparisons that are used to create new meaning and insight for concepts, ideas, and situations found in a discipline this author describes some common moral metaphors used. The mind, metaphor and health penny tompkins and james lawley this article explains why metaphor is a natural way to describe illness and health, the importance of recognising patients' and clients' metaphors, and how working within these metaphors can activate an individual's personal healing process. This article has no abstract the first 100 words appear below for some time now we have been curious about the reactions of people we meet socially to being told, i am a nurse first reactions.
Metaphor in nursing theory marlaine c smith, rn phd nursing theories and conceptual models present different perspectives on the theorists' identified foci of the discipline each perspective is a coherent collage of meanings that creates a worldview about nursing. Similes and metaphors can be used to convey ideas as well as offer striking imagesconsider the simile in the first sentence below and the extended metaphor in the second:. Over the course of history, people have used metaphors to explain, contrive, reflect, and refute human phenomena health care (and all its challenges) has stimulated prolific metaphors to find meaning in its success, but more so in its failures.
Power up your patient education with analogies and metaphors september 25, 2013 april 7, art as a scaffolding teaching strategy in baccalaureate nursing education. There was no metaphor that would capture the many phases i went through as a first time nursing mom i decided i'd make a list- sort of like the ages and phases stuff that baby center offers the expecting parent. Metaphors are a personal expression and form of self‐awareness, providing a way of describing an experience with dissimilar concepts to convey meaning metaphors create new meaning and provide a deeper insight into the human spirit they are grounded in reality and day‐to‐day life experiences.
Metaphors are literary comparisons that are used to create new meaning and insight for concepts, ideas, and situations found in a discipline this author describes some common moral metaphors used in the discipline of nursing and specifically in situations of nursing ethics. I love metaphors it all depends on everyone's (the nurses and the patient's) level of knowledge or area of expertise i think of a metaphor as a trick to help me (or the patient) remember or understand a concept. Abstract metaphors, analogies, and similes bridge the known to the unknown, and alter the conceptual system of existing knowledge by modifying and strengthening its associations.
The moral metaphors of nursing the essence of metaphor is understanding and experiencing one thing in terms of another metaphorical concepts structure and reflect what we perceive, how we act, and how we relate to other people. Caring: a metaphor for qualitative research when it was time for me to decide on a career it was not difficult nursing seemed the natural thing. An evolving transformation in nursing ethics is examined in terms of two basic metaphors of the nurse's role and its norms and virtues early discussions of nursing ethics portrayed nursing as military service in the battle against disease, associated with the virtue of loyalty and with the norms of obedience and the maintenance of patient.
Nursing students' perceptions about the concept of the internet through metaphors provides a significant clue regarding the use of metaphors as a study tool (saban, 2008. I like to use metaphors or analogies to help create a picture for my patient for example, when teaching about how hypertension can lead to renal failure, i might say, think of the tiny blood vessels in your kidneys as the delicate strands of silk in a beautiful scarf. It's the mystery of discipleship—which is why gardening is the perfect metaphor for what you are doing as a leader as you step into leadership, you are committing to the regular cultivation of a community around the gospel.