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Graphic Medicine Manifesto

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Publisher : Penn State Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780271079264
Pages : 204 pages
Rating : 4.9/5 (792 downloads)

Download Graphic Medicine Manifesto PDF Full Free by MK Czerwiec and published by Penn State Press. This book was released on 2020-05-18 with total page 204 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This inaugural volume in the Graphic Medicine series establishes the principles of graphic medicine and begins to map the field. The volume combines scholarly essays by members of the editorial team with previously unpublished visual narratives by Ian Williams and MK Czerwiec, and it includes arresting visual work from a wide range of graphic medicine practitioners. The book’s first section, featuring essays by Scott Smith and Susan Squier, argues that as a new area of scholarship, research on graphic medicine has the potential to challenge the conventional boundaries of academic disciplines, raise questions about their foundations, and reinvigorate literary scholarship—and the notion of the literary text—for a broader audience. The second section, incorporating essays by Michael Green and Kimberly Myers, demonstrates that graphic medicine narratives can engage members of the health professions with literary and visual representations and symbolic practices that offer patients, family members, physicians, and other caregivers new ways to experience and work with the complex challenges of the medical experience. The final section, by Ian Williams and MK Czerwiec, focuses on the practice of creating graphic narratives, iconography, drawing as a social practice, and the nature of comics as visual rhetoric. A conclusion (in comics form) testifies to the diverse and growing graphic medicine community. Two valuable bibliographies guide readers to comics and scholarly works relevant to the field.


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Metaphors of Mental Illness in Graphic Medicine

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 10 : 9781000513486
Pages : 150 pages
Rating : 4.3/5 (134 downloads)

Download Metaphors of Mental Illness in Graphic Medicine PDF Full Free by Sweetha Saji and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-10-21 with total page 150 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book investigates how graphic medicine enables sufferers of mental illness to visualise the intricacies of their internal mindscape through visual metaphors and reclaim their voice amidst stereotyped and prejudiced assumptions of mental illness as a disease of deviance and violence. In this context, by using Lakoff and Johnson’s conceptual metaphor theory (CMT), this study uncovers the broad spectrum of the mentally ills’ experiences, a relatively undertheorised area in medical humanities. The aim is to demonstrate that mentally ill people are often represented as either grotesquely exaggerated or overly romanticised across diverse media and biomedical discourses. Further, they have been disparaged as emotionally drained and unreasonable individuals, incapable of active social engagements and against the healthy/sane society. The study also aims to unsettle the sanity/insanity binary and its related patterns of fixed categories of normal/abnormal, which depersonalise the mentally ill by critically analysing seven graphic narratives on mental illness.


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Gender, Eating Disorders, and Graphic Medicine

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 10 : 9781000170986
Pages : 112 pages
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Download Gender, Eating Disorders, and Graphic Medicine PDF Full Free by Anu Mary Peter and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-09-02 with total page 112 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Developing an understanding of eating disorders beyond the biological/medical framework has become a necessity in present times, especially when eating disorders are swiftly spreading deep roots across the world. In view of the multidimensional etiology of eating disorders, there are increased efforts towards understanding its phenomenological, cultural, and other related non-medical aspects, and Gender, Eating Disorders, and Graphic Medicine leaps past the prevalent notions on eating disorder, and contributes to the developing corpus of affective knowledge on eating disorders among women through comics and graphic medicine. Taking cues from select graphic narratives on eating disorders, this book attempts to posit graphic medicine as one of the most befitting modes of life writing. This book is distinctive in that it is an attempt not only to explore the multi-dimensional etiology of eating disorders in women using graphic medicine narratives but also to understand how graphic medicine humanizes eating disorders by offering a unique ingress into women’s phenomenological experience of eating disorders.


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Infertility Comics and Graphic Medicine

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 10 : 9781000442113
Pages : 128 pages
Rating : 4.2/5 (421 downloads)

Download Infertility Comics and Graphic Medicine PDF Full Free by Chinmay Murali and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-07-14 with total page 128 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Infertility Comics and Graphic Medicine examines women’s graphic memoirs on infertility, foregrounding the complex interrelationship between women’s life writing, infertility studies, and graphic medicine. Through a scholarly examination of the artists’ use of visual-verbal codes of the comics medium in narrating their physical ordeals and affective challenges occasioned by infertility, the book seeks to foreground the intricacies of gender identity, embodiment, subjectivity, and illness experience. Providing long-overdue scholarly attention on the perspectives of autobiographical and comics studies, the authors examine the gendered nature of the infertility experience and the notion of motherhood as an ideological force which interpolates socio-cultural discourses, accentuating the potential of graphic medicine as a creative space for the infertile women to voice their hitherto silenced perspectives on childlessness with force and urgency. This interdisciplinary volume will be of interest to scholars and students in comics studies, the health humanities, literature, and women’s and gender studies, and will also be suitable for readers in visual studies and narrative medicine.


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Graphic Reproduction

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ISBN 10 : 9780271081434
Pages : 212 pages
Rating : 4.1/5 (814 downloads)

Download Graphic Reproduction PDF Full Free by Jenell Johnson and published by Penn State Press. This book was released on 2018-05-25 with total page 212 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This comics anthology delves deeply into the messy and often taboo subject of human reproduction. Featuring work by luminaries such as Carol Tyler, Alison Bechdel, and Joyce Farmer, Graphic Reproduction is an illustrated challenge to dominant cultural narratives about conception, pregnancy, and childbirth. The comics here expose the contradictions, complexities, and confluences around diverse individual experiences of the entire reproductive process, from trying to conceive to child loss and childbirth. Jenell Johnson’s introduction situates comics about reproduction within the growing field of graphic medicine and reveals how they provide a discursive forum in which concepts can be explored and presented as uncertainties rather than as part of a prescribed or expected narrative. Through comics such as Lyn Chevley’s groundbreaking “Abortion Eve,” Bethany Doane’s “Pushing Back: A Home Birth Story,” Leah Hayes’s “Not Funny Ha-Ha,” and “Losing Thomas & Ella: A Father’s Story,” by Marcus B. Weaver-Hightower, the collection explores a myriad of reproductive experiences and perspectives. The result is a provocative, multifaceted portrait of one of the most basic and complicated of all human experiences, one that can be hilarious and heartbreaking. Featuring work by well-known comics artists as well as exciting new voices, this incisive collection is an important and timely resource for understanding how reproduction intersects with sociocultural issues. The afterword and a section of discussion exercises and questions make it a perfect teaching tool.


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The Data Storytelling Workbook

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 10 : 9781351684705
Pages : 247 pages
Rating : 4.4/5 (847 downloads)

Download The Data Storytelling Workbook PDF Full Free by Anna Feigenbaum and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-03-17 with total page 247 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From tracking down information to symbolising human experiences, this book is your guide to telling more effective, empathetic and evidence-based data stories. Drawing on cross-disciplinary research and first-hand accounts of projects ranging from public health to housing justice, The Data Storytelling Workbook introduces key concepts, challenges and problem-solving strategies in the emerging field of data storytelling. Filled with practical exercises and activities, the workbook offers interactive training materials that can be used for teaching and professional development. By approaching both ‘data’ and ‘storytelling’ in a broad sense, the book combines theory and practice around real-world data storytelling scenarios, offering critical reflection alongside practical and creative solutions to challenges in the data storytelling process, from tracking down hard to find information, to the ethics of visualising difficult subjects like death and human rights.


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Topics in Primary Care Medicine

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Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
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ISBN 10 : 9781789859171
Pages : 160 pages
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Download Topics in Primary Care Medicine PDF Full Free by Thomas F. Heston and published by BoD – Books on Demand. This book was released on 2021-01-14 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The medical specialty of primary care addresses the basic and fundamental healthcare needs of individuals, the family, and the larger community. Its reach starts at pre-conception and extends to global health and medical issues. Primary care issues include chronic medical problems, surgery, and community-wide health threats such as worldwide global pandemics, terrorism in all of its forms, and domestic violence. This book reviews eight topics including chronic medical issues like chronic fatigue syndrome, the response of primary care clinicians to global pandemics, and how patients and physicians are symbolized in comics. From top experts in the field, this book will improve your ability to practice primary care and to appreciate the broad demands placed upon primary care clinicians.


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Graphic Embodiments

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Publisher : Leuven University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9789462702677
Pages : 212 pages
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Download Graphic Embodiments PDF Full Free by Lisa DeTora and published by Leuven University Press. This book was released on 2021-03-08 with total page 212 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Comics and other graphic narratives powerfully represent embodied experiences that are difficult to express in language. A group of authors from various countries and disciplines explore the unique capacity of graphic narratives to represent human embodiment as well as the relation of human bodies to the worlds they inhabit. Using works from illustrated scientific texts to contemporary comics across national traditions, we discover how the graphic narrative can shed new light on everyday experiences. Essays examine topics that are easily recognized as anchored in the body as well as experiences like migration and concepts like environmental degradation and compassion that emanate from or impact on our embodied states. Graphic Embodiments is of interest to scholars and students across various interdisciplinary fields including comics studies, gender and sexuality studies, visual and cultural studies, disability studies and health and medical humanities.


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Data Visualization in Society

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Publisher : Amsterdam University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9789463722902
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Download Data Visualization in Society PDF Full Free by Martin Engebretsen and published by Amsterdam University Press. This book was released on 2020-03-21 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Today we are witnessing an increased use of data visualization in society. Across domains such as work, education and the news, various forms of graphs, charts and maps are used to explain, convince and tell stories. In an era in which more and more data are produced and circulated digitally, and digital tools make visualization production increasingly accessible, it is important to study the conditions under which such visual texts are generated, disseminated and thought to be of societal benefit. This book is a contribution to the multi-disciplined and multi-faceted conversation concerning the forms, uses and roles of data visualization in society. Do data visualizations do 'good' or 'bad'? Do they promote understanding and engagement, or do they do ideological work, privileging certain views of the world over others? The contributions in the book engage with these core questions from a range of disciplinary perspectives.


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PathoGraphics

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Publisher : Penn State Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780271087337
Pages : 245 pages
Rating : 4.7/5 (873 downloads)

Download PathoGraphics PDF Full Free by Susan Merrill Squier and published by Penn State Press. This book was released on 2020-05-07 with total page 245 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Culturally powerful ideas of normalcy and deviation, individual responsibility, and what is medically feasible shape the ways in which we live with illness and disability. The essays in this volume show how illness narratives expressed in a variety of forms—biographical essays, fictional texts, cartoons, graphic novels, and comics—reflect on and grapple with the fact that these human experiences are socially embedded and culturally shaped. Works of fiction addressing the impact of an illness or disability; autobiographies and memoirs exploring an experience of medical treatment; and comics that portray illness or disability from the perspective of patient, family member, or caregiver: all of these narratives forge a specific aesthetic in order to communicate their understanding of the human condition. This collection demonstrates what can emerge when scholars and artists interested in fiction, life-writing, and comics collaborate to explore how various media portray illness, medical treatment, and disability. Rather than stopping at the limits of genre or medium, the essays talk across fields, exploring together how works in these different forms craft narratives and aesthetics to negotiate contention and build community around those experiences and to discover how the knowledge and experiences of illness and disability circulate within the realms of medicine, art, the personal, and the cultural. Ultimately, they demonstrate a common purpose: to examine the ways comics and literary texts build an audience and galvanize not just empathy but also action. In addition to the editors, the contributors to this volume include Einat Avrahami, Maureen Burdock, Elizabeth J. Donaldson, Ariela Freedman, Rieke Jordan, stef lenk, Leah Misemer, Tahneer Oksman, Nina Schmidt, and Helen Spandler. Chapter 7, “Crafting Psychiatric Contention Through Single-Panel Cartoons,” by Helen Spandler, is available as Open Access courtesy of a grant from the Wellcome Trust. A link to the OA version of this chapter is forthcoming.


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COVID Chronicles

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ISBN 10 : 9780271091723
Pages : 297 pages
Rating : 4.1/5 (917 downloads)

Download COVID Chronicles PDF Full Free by Kendra Boileau and published by Penn State Press. This book was released on 2021-02-08 with total page 297 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic brought the world to its knees. When we weren’t sheltering in place, we were advised to wear masks, wash our hands, and practice social distancing. We watched in horror as medical personnel worked around the clock to care for the sick and dying. Businesses were shuttered, travel stopped, workers were furloughed, and markets dropped. And people continued to die. Amid all this uncertainty, writers and artists from around the world continued to create comics, commenting directly on how individuals, societies, governments, and markets reacted to the worldwide crisis. COVID Chronicles: A Comics Anthology collects more than sixty such short comics from a diverse set of creators, including indie powerhouses, mainstream artists, Ignatz and Eisner Award winners, and media cartoonists. In narrative styles ranging from realistic to fantastic, they tell stories about adjusting to working from home, homeschooling their kids, missing birthdays and weddings, and being afraid just to leave the house. They probe the failures of government leaders and the social safety net. They dig into the racial bias and systemic inequities that this pandemic helped bring to light. We see what it’s like to get the virus and live to tell about it, or to stand by helplessly as a loved one passes. At times heartbreaking and at others hopeful and humorous, these comics express the anger, anxiety, fear, and bewilderment we feel in the era of COVID-19. Above all, they highlight the power of art and community to help us make sense of a world in crisis, reminding us that we are truly all in this together. The comics in this collection have been generously donated by their creators. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this volume are being donated by the publisher to the Book Industry Charitable Foundation (Binc) in support of comics shops, bookstores, and their employees who have been adversely affected by the pandemic.


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Graphic Public Health

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Publisher : Penn State Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780271093833
Pages : 192 pages
Rating : 4.3/5 (938 downloads)

Download Graphic Public Health PDF Full Free by Meredith Li-Vollmer and published by Penn State Press. This book was released on 2022-02-23 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As we confront the challenges of emerging diseases, environmental health threats, and gaps in health equity, medical professionals need versatile communication tools that help people make informed decisions and engage them in constructive conversations about the health of their communities. This book illuminates the power of comics to meet that need. Graphic Public Health demonstrates the range and potential of comics to address topics such as immunization promotion, outbreak prevention, gun violence, opioid addiction prevention, and climate change. It features the work of acclaimed cartoonists Ellen Forney, David Lasky, and Roberta Gregory, pieces by up-and-coming artists, and comics that Meredith Li-Vollmer produced as a communications specialist for Seattle’s public health department. More than a collection of cartoons, this book connects comics with fundamentals of health communication and discusses why the form can be uniquely effective for these purposes. Each chapter focuses on the use of graphic public health in the context of four specific goals: health literacy, risk communication, health promotion, and advocacy. Li-Vollmer also includes guidance for practitioners getting started in creating comics for any form of public information, and especially for public health. Practical and purposeful, Graphic Public Health is a clarion call for the current era and an invaluable resource for public health professionals and advocates, scholars of comics and graphic studies, and fans of the graphic medicine genre.


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The Portrait of an Artist as a Pathographer: On Writing Illnesses and Illnesses in Writing

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Publisher : Vernon Press
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ISBN 10 : 9781648892714
Pages : 323 pages
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Download The Portrait of an Artist as a Pathographer: On Writing Illnesses and Illnesses in Writing PDF Full Free by Jayjit Sarkar and published by Vernon Press. This book was released on 2021-05-09 with total page 323 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Focusing on the various intersections between illness and literature across time and space, The Portrait of an Artist as a Pathographer seeks to understand how ontological, phenomenological and epistemological experiences of illness have been dealt with and represented in literary writings and literary studies. In this volume, scholars from across the world have come together to understand how the pathological condition of being ill (the sufferers), as well as the pathologists dealing with the ill (the healers and caregivers), have shaped literary works. The language of medical science, with its jargon, and the language of the every day, with its emphasis on utility, prove equally insufficient and futile in capturing the pain and suffering of illness. It is this insufficiency and futility that makes us turn towards the canonical works of Joseph Conrad, Samuel Beckett, William Carlos Williams, Virginia Woolf, Kazuo Ishiguro, Miroslav Holub as well as the non-canonical António Lobo Antunes, Yumemakura Baku, Wopko Jensma and Vaslav Nijinsky. This volume helps in understanding and capturing the metalanguage of illness while presenting us with the tradition of ‘writing pain’. In an effort to expand the definition of pathography to include those who are on the other side of pain, the essays in this collection aim to portray the above-mentioned pathographers as artists, turning the anxiety and suffering of illness into an art form. Looking deeply into such creative aspects of illness, this book also seeks to evoke the possibility of pathography as world literature. This book will be of particular interest to undergraduate, postgraduate and research students, as well as scholars of literature and medical humanities who are interested in the intersections between literary studies and medical science.


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Narrative Medicine

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Publisher : Taylor & Francis
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ISBN 10 : 9781000641981
Pages : 215 pages
Rating : 4.1/5 (419 downloads)

Download Narrative Medicine PDF Full Free by James Phelan and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2022-10-27 with total page 215 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Narrative Medicine: A Rhetorical Rx rests on the principles that storytelling is central to medical encounters between caregivers and patients and that narrative competence enhances medical competence. Thus, the book's goal is to develop the narrative competence of its reader. Grounded in the rhetorical theory of narrative that Phelan has been constructing over the course of his career, this volume utilizes a three-step method: Offering a jargon-free explication of core concepts of narrative such as character, progression, perspective, time, and space. Demonstrating how to use those concepts to interpret a diverse group of medical narratives, including two graphic memoirs. Pointing to the relevance of those demonstrations for caregiver-patient interactions. Narrative Medicine: A Rhetorical Rx is the ideal volume for undergraduate students interested in pursuing careers in healthcare, students in medical and allied health professional schools, and graduate students in the health humanities and social sciences.


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Autobiographical Comics

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Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
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ISBN 10 : 9781474227872
Pages : 304 pages
Rating : 4.7/5 (278 downloads)

Download Autobiographical Comics PDF Full Free by Andrew J. Kunka and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2017-11-02 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A complete guide to the history, form and contexts of the genre, Autobiographical Comics helps readers explore the increasingly popular genre of graphic life writing. In an accessible and easy-to-navigate format, the book covers such topics as: · The history and rise of autobiographical comics · Cultural contexts · Key texts – including Maus, Robert Crumb, Persepolis, Fun Home, and American Splendor · Important theoretical and critical approaches to autobiographical comics Autobiographical Comics includes a glossary of crucial critical terms, annotated guides to further reading and online resources and discussion questions to help students and readers develop their understanding of the genre and pursue independent study.


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PathoGraphics

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Publisher : Penn State University Press
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ISBN 10 : 0271086173
Pages : 248 pages
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Download PathoGraphics PDF Full Free by Susan Merrill Squier and published by Penn State University Press. This book was released on 2020 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A collection of essays exploring how fiction, life-writing, and comics portray illness, medical treatment, and disability.


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Taking Turns

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ISBN 10 : 9780271079653
Pages : 228 pages
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Download Taking Turns PDF Full Free by MK Czerwiec and published by Penn State Press. This book was released on 2017-04-05 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 1994, at the height of the AIDS epidemic in the United States, MK Czerwiec took her first nursing job, at Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago, as part of the caregiving staff of HIV/AIDS Care Unit 371. Taking Turns pulls back the curtain on life in the ward. A shining example of excellence in the treatment and care of patients, Unit 371 was a community for thousands of patients and families affected by HIV and AIDS and the people who cared for them. This graphic novel combines Czerwiec’s memories with the oral histories of patients, family members, and staff. It depicts life and death in the ward, the ways the unit affected and informed those who passed through it, and how many look back on their time there today. Czerwiec joined Unit 371 at a pivotal time in the history of AIDS: deaths from the syndrome in the Midwest peaked in 1995 and then dropped drastically in the following years, with the release of antiretroviral protease inhibitors. This positive turn of events led to a decline in patient populations and, ultimately, to the closure of Unit 371. Czerwiec’s restrained, inviting drawing style and carefully considered narrative examine individual, institutional, and community responses to the AIDS epidemic—as well as the role that art can play in the grieving process. Deeply personal yet made up of many voices, this history of daily life in a unique AIDS care unit is an open, honest look at suffering, grief, and hope among a community of medical professionals and patients at the heart of the epidemic.


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