Journal of Medical Humanities

, Volume 38, Issue 2, pp 95–113 | Cite as

Hospice Comics: Representations of Patient and Family Experience of Illness and Death in Graphic Novels

  • MK Czerwiec
  • Michelle N. Huang


Non-fiction graphic novels about illness and death created by patients and their loved ones have much to teach all readers. However, the bond of empathy made possible in the comic form may have special lessons for healthcare providers who read these texts and are open to the insights they provide.


Caregiving Graphic medicine Graphic pathography Hospice Comics and medicine Hospice comics Narrative medicine Nursing Empathy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Feinberg School of MedicineNorthwestern UniversityChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Department of EnglishThe Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA

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