Thinking with lines: Drawing for non-drawers
This workshop will be aimed at academics and others who appreciate graphic narratives or "comics" in the medical context and would like to integrate drawing into their teaching but believe they lack the artistic (and teaching) skills to do so. This workshop is intended to equip "non-drawers" with the confidence and resources to enjoy drawing, and to provide ideas for integrating drawing into the medical school curriculum.
MK Czerwiec, RN, MA is the artist in residence at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine where she received her Master's degree in Medical Humanities and Bioethics and teaches the seminar course she designed, "Drawing Medicine." Her clinical nursing experience is in AIDS and hospice care. She has been making comics as Comic Nurse since 2000.
Michael Green M.D., M.S. is a physician and bioethicist at the Penn State University's Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. He is Chair of the Hospital Ethics Committee, and Director of the Program in Bioethics. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois and completed residency in internal medicine at Northwestern University. He received fellowship training in clinical medical ethics at the University of Chicago's Center for Clinical Medical Ethics, and in general internal medicine and medical ethics at the University of Wisconsin. He is currently Professor in the Departments of Humanities and Internal Medicine, where he cares for patients, teaches medical students and residents, and conducts research in bioethics. He has published numerous articles and received many grant awards for his research, which most recently has focused on helping patients make informed decisions with the help of interactive computer-based decision aids. He has had a life-long interest in comics, and is a co-organizer of this conference. For the past several years has taught a course on Comics and Medicine to 4th-year medical students at Hershey, and he is the co-author of a recent paper published in the BMJ on Comics and Medicine.