Drawing to Aid Recovery and Survival

  • Mario Minichiello The University of Newcastle
  • Liz Anelli Freelance illustrator
  • Deirdre Kelly Birmingham Children’s Hospital


This paper considers the role of drawn visual communication materials and their effectiveness as a means of obtaining informed consent. The researchers used practice based ‘action research’ as a means of working with clinicians at the Liver Transplant Unit, Birmingham Children’s Hospital, UK, in the preparation of materials (in this case picture storybooks) leading to medical surgery. The researchers’ approach was designed to match the needs of the hospital and the nature of the investigation.

How to Cite
MINICHIELLO, Mario; ANELLI, Liz; KELLY, Deirdre. Drawing to Aid Recovery and Survival. TRACEY, [S.l.], v. 9, n. 2, p. 1-15, dec. 2014. ISSN 1742-3570. Available at: <https://ojs.lboro.ac.uk/TRACEY/article/view/2461>. Date accessed: 16 june 2019.