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Graphic Medicine for Patient Education

This guide will help introduce the concept of Graphic Medicine for patients, caregivers, and patient educators and highlight VCU resources that support it

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Graphic Medicine Resource

Graphic Medicine: Ill-conceived and well-drawn

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What is Graphic Medicine

Graphic Medicine is a concept and a practice that explores the "interaction between the medium of comics and the discourse of healthcare." (

This guide is designed for patients, caregivers, and patient educators wanting to find graphic novels and comics that discuss the patient experience. You can also use the Graphic Medicine at VCU guide to discover VCU resources related to Graphic Medicine


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