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Are Comic Books Appropriate Health Education Formats to Offer Adult Patients?

Overview of attention for article published in AMA Journal of Ethics, February 2018
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Are Comic Books Appropriate Health Education Formats to Offer Adult Patients?
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AMA Journal of Ethics, February 2018
DOI 10.1001/journalofethics.2018.20.2.ecas1-1802
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Abstract

Physicians who recommend patient education comics should consider that some patients might question the appropriateness of this format, especially in the US, where a dominant cultural view of comics is that they are juvenile and intended to be funny. In this case, Dr. S might have approached communication with Mrs. T differently, even without knowing her attitude toward comics as a format for delivering health information. Dr. S could acknowledge that though some people might not expect useful medical information in a comic format, it has unique aspects and new research on patient education comics shows that even adults are finding this medium to be effective, educational, and engaging. Offering comics to patients, however, does potentially require patient educators to invest additional time to review and assess their accuracy and relevance.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 18 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 6 33%
Librarian 3 17%
Student > Master 2 11%
Lecturer 1 6%
Other 1 6%
Other 4 22%
Unknown 1 6%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Arts and Humanities 6 33%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 17%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 11%
Social Sciences 2 11%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 6%
Other 2 11%
Unknown 2 11%