Diagnosketch: A Visual Guide to Medical Diagnosis for the Non-Medical Audience (Spiral)
Diagnosketch is a one-of-a-kind visual book that helps explain medical diagnoses to a non-medical audience. It simplifies human anatomy and pathophysiology into memorable, patient-friendly, understandable images. It intentionally leaves out details that are not clinically relevant and over-emphasizes ones that are. Created and illustrated by an ER physician with 20 years of clinical experience, Diagnosketch covers bread and butter diagnoses seen in acute care settings: kidney stones, diverticulitis, back pain, gallstones, ovarian cysts, arthritis, and more. It contains diagnostic images, procedural images, and concept images that are useful at different stages of a patient encounter. Medical professionals use this guide, at the bedside, to better communicate with patients in various acute care settings, like Emergency Rooms and Urgent Care Clinics.
Sapana Adhikari is a board-certified Emergency Medicine physician. She attended the Boston University School of Medicine and completed her residency at Boston Medical Center. Throughout her 20 year career, she has practiced clinically in various settings ranging from inner-city trauma centers to rural hospitals in the developing world. She is involved with international health and runs a non-profit organization, smartketi, that focuses on women empowerment in rural Nepal. She is an accomplished artist whose work has been featured in The National Academy of Medicine, Intima: The Journal of Narrative Medicine and the Frederic Jameson Gallery at Duke University. She lives in Charlotte, NC with her husband and three children.