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“Graphic medicine and literary pathographies: The aesthetics and politics of illness narratives in contemporary comics and literature” (PathoGraphics) analyzes English and German works from an inter-medial and cross-cultural perspective.
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*Publishing personal accounts of illness and healing
* fostering the humanistic practice of medicine
*encouraging health care advocacy.
The National Academy of Medicine (NAM), a nonprofit research organization in Washington, DC, called on artists of all skills and abilities to express what clinician burnout and clinician resilience/well-being looks, sounds, and feels like to them. The purpose of Expressions of Clinician Well-Being is to promote greater awareness and understanding of barriers to clinician well-being—and solutions that promise a brighter future.
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Life of Breath is a five year (2015-20) research project funded by the Wellcome Trust. It is led jointly by Prof Jane Macnaughton (Durham University) and Prof Havi Carel (University of Bristol). The Life of Breath team includes researchers from a number of different subjects including medicine, philosophy, anthropology, history, arts and literature. The group also works with the British Lung Foundation, people affected by lung disease, healthcare professionals and people who use their breath in interesting ways (e.g. musicians).
The Nocturnists is a medical storytelling live show and podcast where healthcare workers are free to pause and examine their inner landscapes. Since 2016, we’ve produced over a dozen live performances in the Bay Area and New York City, and 3 seasons of our podcast, featuring live stories followed by a conversation between me and the storyteller. Our work has been featured in the San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Magazine, and the Bay Area Science Festival.
In the wake of George Floyd’s murder in the summer of 2020, The Nocturnists sought to give voice to the experience of Black healthcare workers. We partnered with Dr. Ashley McMullen and Dr. Kimberly Manning to produce another audio diary series called “Black Voices in Healthcare,” which highlights stories of Black pain, Black joy, and Black excellence in medicine.
The Permanente Journal is a peer-reviewed journal of medical science, social science in medicine, and medical humanities. The Permanente Press publishes The Permanente Journal and books related to Kaiser Permanente and health care to advance knowledge in scientific research, clinical medicine, and innovative health care delivery.
The Permanente Press, in conjunction with The Permanente Journal presents this medical literary and arts e-journal, leaflet -- to open greater opportunity to share the creative visual and written works of physicians and nurses.
Sara ElShafie, a PhD candidate at UC Berkeley, discusses what can happen when scientists partner with professional storytellers.
PLOS (The Public Library of Science) is a non profit publisher and advocacy organization on a mission to lead a transformation in research communication.