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Losing Thomas & Ella: A Father’s Story (A Research Comic)

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“Losing Thomas & Ella” presents a research comic about one father’s perinatal loss of twins. The comic recounts Paul’s experience of the hospital and the babies’ deaths, and it details the complex grieving process afterward, including themes of anger, distance, relationship stress, self-blame, religious challenges, and resignation. A methodological appendix explains the process of constructing the comic and provides a rationale for the use of comics-based research for illness, death, and grief among practitioners, policy makers, and the bereaved.

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Weaver-Hightower, M.B. Losing Thomas & Ella: A Father’s Story (A Research Comic). J Med Humanit 38, 215–230 (2017).

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