Artist's Note-January 2019


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Publish date

January 25, 2019

Topic(s): Art

Original art and artist’s blurbs are presented in collaboration with the students of the University of Illinois Chicago program in Biomedical Visualization.

by Isabel Romero Calvo

Sexual abuse of patients is an extremely serious problem in our health care system that is not widely discussed in part due to negative implications for health care providers. Courageously, the Editorial of AJOB is shedding light on this topic by publishing “Serious Ethical Violations in Medicine: A Statistical and Ethical Analysis of 280 Cases in the United States from 2008-2016” by DuBois in their January 2019 issue. The creation of a cover to represent patient sexual abuse has been one of the most challenging projects I have worked on because of the sensitive nature of this problem. As a scientific illustrator, I feel gratified to contribute a journal cover to AJOB to bring attention to this important issue

Original art by Isabel Romero Calvo

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