Graphic publications help explain medical conditions to families, health care providers

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Valley News - Health
Mexican physician Dr. Cesar M. Alvarado and comics historian Ron Coleman collaborated for a March 6 San Diego Comic Fest panel called “Graphic Medicine: Using Comics to Understand Illness and Death.” Alvarado and Coleman said that the intent of the panel – and the graphic books themselves – is to help family members and caregivers understand death or potentially terminal medical illness. “The focus on modern medicine is putting aside all of these patients,” Alvarado said. Alvarado, who is a general practitioner, explained that the focus of modern medicine is on healing rather than on dealing with patients who cannot be saved or the families of those patients. Medical professionals and other caregivers must also face patients who cannot be healed. “Patients have ve
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