NAF | Graphic Medicine
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Graphic Medicine

Graphic Medicine


Date: TBC
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Graphic Medicine introduces the discipline of the Medical Humanities to a non-specialist audience through the medium of comics! Graphic narratives are a bold and innovative way to convey the personal and subjective experience of sickness. They are a democratic and egalitarian form that empowers individuals to reflect on the cultural construction of health and sickness.


Under the guidance of an expert in Medical Humanities and two local graphic artists, you will learn how to design and write your own graphics and discuss themes such as: the social construction of illness; stigma and taboo in healthcare; doctor-patient relations; empathy, pathography and narrative medicine.

Conducted by:

NTU Medical Humanities Cluster


NTU’s Medical Humanities Cluster is a vibrant interdisciplinary research cluster that focuses on the literary, linguistic, social, cultural, historical, and philosophical dimensions of health and sickness. We promote the contributions of the humanities to healthcare, medical practice, and the wider community and foster international collaboration among medical humanities scholars to address healthcare issues of urgent concern in South East Asia and beyond. We seek to expand our network across a wide range of disciplines and welcome research on topics related to health, culture, and society.