Applied Health Humanities: When the Graphic is the Medicine (Phoenix)
Date and time: Thu, March 2, 2023, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. MST
The emerging field of Graphic Medicine (defined as the intersection of the medium of comics and the discourse of health, illness, disability, and caregiving) promises to be of great value to patients, families, and caregivers. In this talk, one of its early practitioners and champions will describe how comics (yes, comics!) can help us to better give and receive care.
MK Czerwiec, RN, MA is a nurse, cartoonist, and educator who uses the medium of comics to reflect on the complexities of illness and caregiving. She is the creator of the graphic memoir Taking Turns: Stories from HIV/AIDS Care Unit 371, editor of the two-time Eisner Award winning Menopause: A Comic Treatment, and a co-author of Graphic Medicine Manifesto. MK regularly teaches graphic medicine at Northwestern Medical School, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and the University of Chicago. See more of her work at www.comicnurse.com.
Parking is available in the Creighton University visitor lot after 5 p.m. only or in the Park Central garage.
This talk will not be livestreamed or recorded. The same talk will be given live in Omaha on April 3 and will be recorded at that time.
The event is open to the public.