Auditório 1 - Torre B
Faculty of Social and Human Sciences
NOVA University of Lisbon
Avenida de Berna,26
The workshop discusses the importance of communication and metaphors in the context of health. From a theoretical perspective, medical argumentation is proposed as a reasoning tool to improve the communication between patients and health care providers. From a linguistic perspective, the role played by metaphors is explored in relation to the areas of cancer and diabetes care. From a social and clinical perspective, special attention is given to the communicative and educational challenges in Portugal.
The workshop is part of the research program “Metaphors for diabetes”: a medical communication project designed to propose metaphors as effective tools to foster understanding and self-management abilities in patients affected by T2 diabetes. Funds are provided by the exploratory project “Met4Edu” (P.I., Maria Grazia Rossi; Founded entity: Faculty of Social and Human Sciences, NOVA University of Lisbon).