Superficial facial nerves medical illustration by Dr Ciléin Kearns (artibiotics)

I'm Ciléin Kearns, a Medical Illustrator & Doctor creating art with a retro-games-inspired twist.

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The (illustrated) WHO International Classification of Disability, Health, and Functioning

The (illustrated) WHO International Classification of Disability, Health, and Functioning

Here's my illustrated cartoon version of the WHO International Classification of Disability, Functioning, and Health (ICF), in the human context of a stroke.

My illustrated version of the WHO ICF, in the human context of stroke.

The ICF is a framework to help us understand the effect of disability on a persons life. It's full of terminology that is impersonal and not always self-explanatory. I designed this illustrated version for a Doctors' PhD thesis about a rehabilitation intervention for stroke which was presented recently at the European Stroke Organisation Conference in Milan, Italy.

I believe story is a helpful context to present medical topics and healthcare issues. It can have a deeper emotional level to it when done well, and reminds us of why the science matters in the first place. What do you think?

Fixing a broken neck: an illustrated case journey

Fixing a broken neck: an illustrated case journey

World Blood Donor Day

World Blood Donor Day