Journal of Medical Humanities

, Volume 36, Issue 4, pp 369–374 | Cite as

Comics are Research: Graphic Narratives as a New Way of Seeing Clinical Practice

Article

Abstract

As a doctor and practitioner researcher, I use comics as a research method. This graphic article is an attempt to convince you, the academy and perhaps myself, that comics are research.

Keywords

Comics Graphic medicine Regard Practitioner research 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Royal Sussex County HospitalBrighton and Sussex University HospitalsBrightonUK

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