Comics in Nursing

Visiting Scholar Lecture

Date: 06 Feb 2019

Presented by: MK Czerwiec, nurse comic creator

Room: T187/188 - 3rd floor, UBC Hospital

Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Co-sponsored by: UBC Creative Writing

Can Comics Make Us Better Caregivers?

In this talk, nurse, cartoonist, and co-founder of the field of Graphic Medicine MK Czerwiec (Comic Nurse) will discuss how comics can help improve our health by making health education more engaging, by amplifying the voice of patients and families, as a tool for conducting and translating our research, and as a means by which we can explore our experiences with health, illness, disability, and caregiving.  

MK Czerwiec (pronounced sir-wick) is a Senior Fellow of the George Washington School of Nursing Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement and the Artist-in- Residence at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine. MK has been making comics under the pseudonym Comic Nurse since 2000. With UK physician Ian Williams, she co-runs GraphicMedicine.org a website devoted to the intersection of comics and health. Her first graphic memoir,Taking Turns: Stories from HIV/AIDS Care Unit 371 (Penn State University Press, 2017) is believed to be the first graphic memoir created by a nurse. She is also a co-author of the Eisner Award nominated Graphic Medicine Manifesto (Penn State University Press, 2015) which maps the field of Graphic Medicine.

To attend via UBC Nursing webcast: In advance of the session, download the GoToMeeting app onto your computer/tablet/smartphone if you don't have it installed already.

Taking Turns: Stories from HIV/AIDS Care Unit 371