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    • Can metaphors and analogies improve communication with seriously ill patients? 

      Casarett, David; Pickard, Amy; Fishman, Jessica M; Alexander, Stewart C; Arnold, Robert M; Pollak, Kathryn I; Tulsky, James A (J Palliat Med, 2010-03)
      OBJECTIVE: It is not known how often physicians use metaphors and analogies, or whether they improve patients' perceptions of their physicians' ability to communicate effectively. Therefore, the objective of this study was ...