CLIENT

Professor Shelley Wall

 

FORMAT

Comic

Procreate

Adobe Illustrator

DATE

April 2021

AUDIENCE

General, health care providers and patients alike. 

PURPOSE

This comic uses personal narrative to educate the reader on the history of the speculum and trauma informed care. The comic explores visual metaphors, patterns and color, and a well drafted story arc to tactfully engage the reader. 

EXAMINING THE PELVIC EXAM

PROCESS

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Asiedu, M. N., Agudogo, J., Krieger, M. S., Miros, R., Proeschold-Bell, R. J., Schmitt, J. W., & Ramanujam, N. (2017). Design and preliminary analysis of a vaginal inserter for speculum-free cervical cancer screening. PloS one, 12(5), e0177782. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0177782

 

Bates, C. K., Carroll, N., & Potter, J. (2011). The Challenging Pelvic Examination. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 26(6), 651–657. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11606-010-1610-8

Cadogan, R. L. A. M. (2020, November 4). Marie Boivin. Life in the Fast Lane • LITFL. https://litfl.com/marie-boivin/

 

Carter, S., Rad, M., Schwarz, B., Van Sell, S., & Marshall, D. (2013). Creating a more positive patient experience of pelvic examination. Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 25(11), 611–618. https://doi.org/10.1111/1745-7599.12020

 

Freeman L. (2018). Condom use to aid cervical visualization during speculum examination. Canadian family physician Medecin de famille canadien, 64(4), 297–298.

 

Gina A Taylor, Deana McDonagh & Michael J Hansen (2017) Improving the

Pelvic Exam Experience: A Human-Centered Design Study, The Design Journal, 20:sup1, S2348-S2362, DOI: 10.1080/14606925.2017.1352750

 

Holland, B. (2020, December 18). The ‘Father of Modern Gynecology’ Performed Shocking

Experiments on Enslaved Women. HISTORY. https://www.history.com/news/the-father-of-modern-gynecology-performed-shocking-experim

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Kadioglu S, Uzel I. A classical wooden vaginal speculum mentioned in old medical manuscripts. Arch Iran Med. 2017; 20(3):193-195

 

Weitlauf, J. C., Finney, J. W., Ruzek, J. I., Lee, T. T., Thrailkill, A., Jones, S., & Frayne, S. M. (2008). Distress and Pain During Pelvic Examinations. Obstetrics & Gynecology, 112(6), 1343–1350. https://doi.org/10.1097/aog.0b013e31818e4678

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