AMA Journal of Ethics. February 2018
This month in Journal of Ethics
Graphic Medicine and Health Care Ethics
The arts have long been used as cultivators of reflection and storytelling about health and health care. Like novels, short stories, painting, sculpture, and film, comics can convey poignant stories, deliver analytical depth, and offer interpretive alternatives to text-based ethical inquiry. The February 2018 issue of the AMA Journal of Ethics will explore comics’ power to visually represent and comment on health care and health care experiences, guide patients’ and clinicians’ learning, and approach consideration of values in health care not only ethically but aesthetically.
The Crisis in Our Neighborhood Artwork and caption by Jason Bitterman, MD This comic on the opioid crisis portrays patients’ struggles and physicians’ roles in harm reduction.
Of Cornopleezeepi and Party Poopers: A Brief History of Physicians in Comics Carol Tilley, PhD Physicians in comics have evolved from superheroes to more realistic characters, although diversity is still lacking.
Roles of Graphic Pathographies in Clinical Training Megan Yu Graphic pathographies are effective patient and medical student education tools and raise interesting, perhaps unexpected, ethical issues.
How Should We Judge the Ethics of Illustrations in Graphic Medicine Novels? Linda S. Raphael, MA, PhD, and Madden Rowell, MD Ethical questions about how to justly represent mistreatment or abuse are abundant in graphic novels.
March Global Reproductive Health Ethics in the 21st Century
April Ethical Considerations in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
May Trauma Surgery Ethics
June Ethics in Burn Care
July Religion and Spirituality in Health Care Practice
August Ethics, Policy, and the Roles of Physicians in Care of the Dying
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