AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

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AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

AMA Journal of Ethics. February 2018, Volume 20, Number 2: 113-208.

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Graphic Medicine and Health Care Ethics

Ethics Poll

Poll Question

Is it appropriate for psychiatrists and other mental health professionals to give patients comics to help them understand their diagnosis?

Find a discussion of responses to this question in the February 2018 issue of the AMA Journal of Ethics.

Content Question

What is a primary advantage of comics for patients and trainees?

Find a discussion of responses to this question in the February 2018 issue of the AMA Journal of Ethics.

Peer-Reviewed CME Articles

Roles of Graphic Pathographies in Clinical Training
Megan Yu
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Representations of Patients’ Experiences of Autonomy in Graphic Medicine
Mark Tschaepe
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From the Editor

Comics and the Ethics of Representation in Health Care
Taylor Olmsted and Michael J. Green
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Ethics Cases

Are Comic Books Appropriate Health Education Formats to Offer Adult Patients?
Commentary by Gary Ashwal and Alex Thomas
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Go Home, Med Student: Comics as Visual Media for Students’ Traumatic Medical Education Experiences
Commentary by Jeffrey Monk
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How Should a Stigmatized Diagnosis Be Conveyed? How What Went Wrong Is Represented in Swallow Me Whole
Commentary by Jared Gardner
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Podcast

Telling Stories of Illness with Comic Art: An Interview with Brian Fies and Phoebe Potts Listen

Medical Education

Teaching Confidentiality through Comics at One Spanish Medical School
Artwork by Mónica Lalanda and caption by Mónica Lalanda, Rogelio Altisent, and Maria Teresa Delgado-Marroquín
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Graphic Pathographies and the Ethical Practice of Person-Centered Medicine
Kimberly R. Myers and Michael D. F. Goldenberg
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Medicine and Society

Parasites! Graphic Exploration of Tropical Disease Drug Development
Susan M. Squier
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How Should We Judge the Ethics of Illustrations in Graphic Medicine Novels?
Linda S. Raphael and Madden Rowell
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History of Medicine

Of Cornopleezeepi and Party Poopers: A Brief History of Physicians in Comics
Carol Tilley
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Images of Healing and Learning

The Crisis in Our Neighborhood
Artwork and caption by Jason Bitterman
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Reviewing Systems
Artwork and caption by Hannah R. Abrams
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Medical Narrative

Representing AIDS in Comics
MK Czerwiec
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About the Contributors
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