and erectile dysfunction: A case study of humor comics as a method of patient
Humorous comics can be a valuable tool for discussing sensitive topics in health care. The combination of entertainment and a familiar presentation format help to disarm and intrigue readers, present difficult information in an easy-to-process way, and create a pleasant experience around painful subjects. As an example, I will discuss my creation of an educational humor comic on erectile dysfunction as a complication of diabetes. The presentation will cover the initial concept, the creative process, and the results of informal surveys with members of the target demographic.
Cathy Leamy is an independent cartoonist, specializing in autobiography, humor, and education. She also works as a web developer at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA, USA, building electronic medical record applications with a focus on primary care.