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Graphic Medicine and the Limits of Biostatistics

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Title
Graphic Medicine and the Limits of Biostatistics
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AMA Journal of Ethics, September 2018
DOI 10.1001/amajethics.2018.897
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Abstract

Increasing reliance on statistics for treatment and clinical risk assessment not only leads to the reductive interpretation of disease but also obscures ambiguities, distrust, and profound emotions that are important parts of a patient's lived experience of illness and that should be regarded as clinically and ethically relevant. Enabling critique of the limitations of statistics and illustrating their hegemonic impact on the patient's experience of illness, graphic medicine emerges as a democratic platform where marginalized perspectives on illness experiences are vindicated. Through a close reading of two carer narratives, Mom's Cancer (2006) and Janet & Me: An Illustrated Story of Love and Loss (2004), we illustrate how graphic pathographies represent experiential features of illness that are obscured by overreliance on statistical data.

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Unknown 4 100%

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Professor 1 25%
Librarian 1 25%
Student > Bachelor 1 25%
Other 1 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Arts and Humanities 1 25%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 25%
Business, Management and Accounting 1 25%
Unknown 1 25%