A comic in Annals? In this graphic narrative, a physician recalls his feelings of complicity in the harms resulting from a "code" performed on a patient with no hope of benefit and determines not to let circumstances lead to such an occurrence in another patient without discussion.
Use this graphic narrative to:
- Have you have taken part in resuscitative efforts without knowing if the patient would want them?
- Why do you think this happens? How can we do a better job ensuring our interventions harmonize with our patients' needs and wishes?
- Read the accompanying Ideas and Opinions piece that discusses these issues.
- Do you think illustrated "stories" (comics) have a place in a serious medical journal? Do we relate to the authors' intended messages in different ways than in written pieces?