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Graphic Medicine & Comics in Healthcare

"Graphic Medicine" refers to the use of comics and related visual communication literacies for communication and storytelling in healthcare and the life sciences.

Overview of Graphic Medicine

  • "Introduction to Graphic Medicine" by Matthew Noe is an hour long short-course originally presented as a webinar through the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM). This is an excellent overview and introduction to this topic. 

What is Graphic Medicine?

"Some healthcare professionals—especially those working in public health, with young people, or with non-native speakers—have begun to use graphic stories for patient care and education. One reason this practice is not more widespread is probably because most doctors have not considered its merits. We believe that graphic stories have an important role in patient care, medical education, and the social critique of the medical profession. What follows is an introduction to graphic stories, with some examples of what they are, how and why they work, and how they can enhance teaching and patient care." Green MJ, Myers KR. Graphic medicine: use of comics in medical education and patient care. BMJ 2010; 340 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c863. 

 

Graphic Medicine in the News

Recent articles on comics in healthcare from Google News.

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Basics

Graphic Medicine: Recent Publications

This section shows recent research on graphic medicine and the use of comics in healthcare and science communication from Pubmed. 

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