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?”