Using Graphic Medicine to Improve the Covid-19 Pandemic
Project Description

The project consists of a series of several graphic medicine workshops for healthcare providers at the University of Chicago. It began as a collaboration between Kathryn West–a social worker and researcher–and a colleague who is a Hospitalist. Both have an interest in graphic medicine and the health humanities and collaborated with the University of Chicago Offices of Faculty Affairs and Diversity & Inclusion. West and colleagues were able to make the workshops interdisciplinary, broadening them to include the reckoning with racial injustice that has occurred for many alongside the pandemic.

Translational Perspective

The project is translational because it intervenes to improve the mental health of providers by processing what is happening in real(ish)-time and thinking intentionally about how we're telling the story of the pandemic and our place in it. The act is the intervention in itself, in the work that each person creates and keeps.

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Transformation Impact Manager
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University of Chicago
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kshwest [at]

Chicago, Illinois, USA