Title

Activating empathy: Using graphic medicine as a tool to connect to college students about health

Start Date

19-7-2022 1:00 PM

End Date

19-7-2022 2:00 PM

Description

Graphic medicine, coined in 2007 by Dr. Ian Williams, is defined as the ” intersection between the medium of comics and the discourse of healthcare” (What is "Graphic medicine"? 2021). Available in print and digital, graphic medicine seeks to reach audiences through comics, while increasing health literacy. Comics are now regarded as excellent learning tools since they engage the right side of the brain, which activates empathy and comprehension. In this session, the presenters will provide a basic overview of graphic medicine, highlight current health issues facing college students ages 18-25, and provide examples of graphic medicine titles that address these topics. They will explore resources such as graphicmedicine.org, the premier web presence for all things graphic medicine in the US, and identify current gaps where new contributions to the genre are needed.

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Activating empathy: Using graphic medicine as a tool to connect to college students about health

Graphic medicine, coined in 2007 by Dr. Ian Williams, is defined as the ” intersection between the medium of comics and the discourse of healthcare” (What is "Graphic medicine"? 2021). Available in print and digital, graphic medicine seeks to reach audiences through comics, while increasing health literacy. Comics are now regarded as excellent learning tools since they engage the right side of the brain, which activates empathy and comprehension. In this session, the presenters will provide a basic overview of graphic medicine, highlight current health issues facing college students ages 18-25, and provide examples of graphic medicine titles that address these topics. They will explore resources such as graphicmedicine.org, the premier web presence for all things graphic medicine in the US, and identify current gaps where new contributions to the genre are needed.