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Graphic Medicine Websites
The top resource for keeping up to date on all this graphic medicine: comics, podcasts, blogs, conferences, and more.
El papel de los cómics, las novelas gráficas y las ilustraciones en el mundo sanitario
National Library of Medicine
NLM provides a comprehensive introduction to graphic medicine, including instructional and programming resources.
Comic Nurse by MK Czerwiec
"MK Czerwiec, RN, MA is a nurse who uses comics to contemplate the complexities of illness and caregiving.
She is the Artist-in-Residence at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine and a Senior Fellow of the George Washington School of Nursing Center for Health Policy & Media Engagement. MK has been making comics under the pseudonym Comic Nurse since 2000. She co-runs GraphicMedicine.org, a website devoted to the intersection of comics and health."
Graphic Medicine Podcast
Podcast by the creators of GraphicMedicine.org
The Nib is a daily publication devoted to publishing and promoting political and non-fiction comics. We run journalism, essays, memoir and satire about what is going down in the world, all in comics form, the best medium. It was founded in 2013.
Graphic Medicine Articles
PubMed Search for Graphic Medicine Articles
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Graphic Medicine—The Best of 2020
Green MJ, Wall S. JAMA. Published online November 30, 2020. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.19479
What can medical education learn from comics?
Bradley S, Mclean R, Brewster L. Clin Teach. 2021 Oct 14. doi: 10.1111/tct.13427.
Emotional experiences of reading health educational manga encouraging behavioral changes: a non-randomized controlled trial
Shimazaki T, Iio M, Uechi H, Takenaka K. Health Psychol Behav Med. 2021 Apr 30;9(1):398-421. doi: 10.1080/21642850.2021.1921583.
Using comics and curiosity to drive pandemic research on a national scale
Kearns C, Kearns N, Braithwaite I, et al. J Vis Commun Med. 2021;44(1):12-22. doi:10.1080/17453054.2020.1823206
Comics as anti-racist education and advocacy
Obuobi S, Vela MB, Callender B. Lancet. 2021;397(10285):1615-1617. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(21)00940-5
Graphic Narrative Versus Journal Article for Teaching Medical Students About P Values: A Randomized Trial
Tigges S, Krupinski E, Luhanga U, Schulman D, Risk B. J Am Coll Radiol. 2021;S1546-1440(21)00237-4. doi:10.1016/j.jacr.2021.03.013
Integrating medical education with graphic narration: interview with Dr. Priyanga Singh
Bhattacharjee P, Tripathi P. Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics. 2021. DOI: 10.1080/21504857.2020.1870513
COVID-19, comics, and the visual culture of contagion
Callender B, Obuobi S, Czerwiec MK, Williams I. The Lancet. 2020;396(10257):1061-1063, https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(20)32084-5
The Role of Comics in Public Health Communication During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Kearns, C, Kearns, N. J Vis Commun Med. 2020 Jul 9;1-11. doi: 10.1080/17453054.2020.1761248
Emotional Content of Comics Drawn by Medical Students and Residents
Maatman, TC, et al. Acad Psychiatry. 2020 Jul 7. doi: 10.1007/s40596-020-01261-6
Graphic Medicine: Comics as Medical Narrative
Williams IC. Med Humanit. 2012;38(1):21–27. doi:10.1136/medhum-2011-010093
Graphic Medicine: Use of Comics in Medical Education and Patient Care
Green MJ, Myers KR. BMJ. 2010;340:c863. Published 2010 Mar 3. doi:10.1136/bmj.c863
Teaching With Comics: A Course for Fourth Year Medical Students
Green MJ. J Med Humanit. 2013;34(4):471–476. doi:10.1007/s10912-013-9245-5
Exploring Graphic Pathographies in the Medical Humanities
Vaccarella M. Med Humanit. 2013;39(1):70–71. doi:10.1136/medhum-2012-010209
Graphic Medicine in the Classroom
Comics for Health and Medicine
Seven individual lesson plans for college and health professional students:
1. Introduction to Graphic Storytelling
2. Stories of Illness, the Patient's Experience
3. Exploring Normalcy, Disability, Stigmatization, and Bias Through Graphic Medicine
4. Caring for Others—The Perspective of Family Members
5. Health Care Through the Eyes of the Clinician
6. The Medical Student's Experience
7. Comics-Making Project
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