What is it about?

Art-making processes and materials were used by the study participants to shape their own metaphoric thought and so share a more intimate understanding of their cancer experiences.

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Why is it important?

Metaphors that evolve from art making capture variation in women's cancer experiences and may lead to improvements in cancer survivorship care.


Metaphors can help us communicate experiences that risk being marginalized because there is no language to explain them.

Christine Novy
University of Ottawa

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This page is a summary of: Exploring artmaking as a source of metaphor for women’s cancer experiences: A phenomenological study, Journal of Applied Arts and Health, July 2022, Intellect, DOI: 10.1386/jaah_00100_1.
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