The short comic “Mr. S Changes Doctors” was created by Comic Nurse MK Czerwiec, in collaboration with University of Chicago physicians Amber Pincavage and Vineet Arora.
Click through for full comic here.
In his post highlighting the Annals articles to be used for medical teaching, under the category “Humanism and Professionalism,” Annals editor Darren Taichman writes,
“This short graphic narrative succinctly tells the story of a patient whose blood work “fell through the cracks” during the transition from one primary care doctor to another.
Use this story to:
- Ask your graduating senior residents how they will plan for the transition of their “clinic” patients to new physicians.
- How will they prepare their patients? Will they discuss the transition with them?
- Will they do anything differently in their patients’ charts to help prevent what happened to Mr. S? Can they think of ways your program could make such transitions work well?”
Very pleased to see that the comic can have a role in educating health professionals to avoid the problem the comic depicts!
As a Healfh Prof it is wonderful to have graphic medicine as a teaching tool
sally james says
I am part of a US nonprofit that creates “grades” for health stories, to try to improve health literacy and promote the use of accurate risk and other news for the public. Some of your comics might be very helpful for illustrating content we discuss. Where should I write to inquire about use?