TableĀ 1

Summary of empowering and disempowering Violence and Journey metaphors

Violence scenariosJourney scenarios
Patient as disempoweredDisease fighting the patient
Patient unsuccessfully fighting the disease
Treatment fighting the patient
Patient as a traveller on a difficult journey
Patient travelling without control over their journey
Patient as empoweredPatient successfully fighting the disease
Patient successfully fighting health professionals
Mutual encouragement and solidarity
Patient as a traveller in charge of the journey
Patients as travelling companions