Losing Thomas & Ella: A Father's Story (A Research Comic)

Title

Losing Thomas & Ella: A Father's Story (A Research Comic)

Creator

Weaver-Hightower MB

Publisher

Journal Of Medical Humanities

Date

2017

Subject

Graphic Novels as Topic; Grief; perinatal death; stillbirth; Comics-based research; Death; Fathers; Fathers/ psychology; Grief; Humans; Male; Narration; Narrative research; Perinatal Death; Qualitative Research; Research comics; Sequential art; stillbirth

Description

"Losing Thomas & Ella" presents a research comic about one father's perinatal loss of twins. The comic recounts Paul's experience of the hospital and the babies' deaths, and it details the complex grieving process afterward, including themes of anger, distance, relationship stress, self-blame, religious challenges, and resignation. A methodological appendix explains the process of constructing the comic and provides a rationale for the use of comics-based research for illness, death, and grief among practitioners, policy makers, and the bereaved.

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Citation List Month

January 2018 List

Collection

Citation

Weaver-Hightower MB, “Losing Thomas & Ella: A Father's Story (A Research Comic),” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed September 25, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/11232.

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