Spanish physician and cartoonist Monica Lalanda has published a collection of her recent works. She will be presenting work from the book at the 2016 Comics & Medicine conference in Dundee, Scotland. A review of her book will post to the site soon.
From the book jacket:
We take it for granted that doctors are irrefutably ethic in their behavior and knowledgeable of their ethical codes, but what if they aren’t? What would Medicine be like if physicians behaved without any conscience or without any rules? This revolutionary book will make many doctors reflect on their own attitude, it will teach medical students the basics of applied ethics but it will also entertain patients. Actually it will entertain everyone since sooner or later we are all patients.
With great creativity, agility and irony Mónica Lalanda, doctor and illustrator, displays everyday scenarios from a critical and comic perspective. Monica invites the reader to question some deeply ingrained habits and some situations that could or may happen if Medicine was only about science. Each chapter provides links to the Spanish Medical Ethics Code though QR codes.
A toughly indispensable book for the medical profession; those that look after the health of our citizens as they struggle with their own emotions, economic cuts, terrible working hours and uncertainty. This book will wake up the conscience of many, it will make readers laugh, think but most of all, Con-Ciencia Médica will not leave anyone indifferent.
One of my favorite comics of Monica’s. “A Living Death” she translated it into English, and shares it with us here.