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

Title

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

Creator

Weaver-Hightower, Marcus B

Publisher

Journal of Medical Humanities

Date

2017

Subject

Humans; Male; Qualitative Research; Narration; *Graphic Novels as Topic; *Perinatal Death; *Stillbirth; Death; *Fathers/px [Psychology]; *Grief

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

Weaver-Hightower, Marcus B, “Losing Thomas & Ella: A Father's Story (A Research Comic).,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed May 25, 2024, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/19409.