Sketches from the front lines
The OMA has published a series of four “graphic novellas” — short stories told through a combination of text and art, in a comic-strip or comic-book form — to highlight the fears, emotions and frustrations of real Ontario physicians throughout the pandemic. The goal of these novellas is to help other physicians recognize and deal with their own feelings during the pandemic.
Dr. Jillian Horton, an author and general internist at Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg, was commissioned by the OMA’s Physician Health Program to produce the novellas.
The first graphic novella features Dr. Sohail Gandhi, a family physician and former OMA president.
The second instalment features Dr. Michelle Hladunewich, the chief of medicine at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.
This novella features Dr. Ben Fung, a resident in general surgery at the University of Ottawa.