New paper: getting graphic with gender and palliative care

Our new paper just published in Mortality centres on the development of our graphic novel, Vivian. It describes how we embedded empirical evidence about gender and palliative care in Vivian’s story. It also explains how Vivian, as an example of a pūrākau (Māori story) serves as a means for foregrounding the values and perspectives of Māori. Viewed through this lens, Vivian operates as a critique of western societal values at odds with the fundamental Māori principles of care and hospitality (manaakitanga), relationships (whanaungatanga) and prestige or status (mana).

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