The Editorial Art of Mike Garman has appeared in The Review, the SouthtownStar, Daily Kos, DuPage Democrat, Herald News, ChicagoNow and Vis a Tergo.
Garman is currently illustrating books of poetry and historical fiction.
He has been a proud member of The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists since 2008.
The shade of Mrs.Obama
For Dr. Elaine Goodman, the strongest lessons in patient safety didn’t come from her training. They came from her mother’s death. Goodman had just finished her first year of medical school when she found herself spending months at the bedside of her 63-year-old mom, who was battling breast cancer in the hospital. Nursing Home Inspect One morning she arrived to find her mother’s face and hands bloodied. Hallucinating and disoriented, her mom had yanked the cranial staples inserted during a recent procedure from her head. Another time, a stethoscope fell on her mom’s face and gave her a black eye. She suffered frequent falls and preventable side effects from drugs. And she narrowly missed having an unnecessary brain operation and getting an incorrect drug. “It was really eye opening for me to see the reality of how difficult it was to keep her safe in the hospital,” Goodman said. “It’s not enough just to have caring, qualified people to keep the patient safe.