2018 AMI Online Salon

Project Details

  • Artist(s):  Natalie Yoshioka; Timonium, Maryland
  • Client: The American Journal of Bioethics
  • Copyright: © 2017 Natalie Yoshioka
  • Medium / software used: Adobe Photoshop CC
  • Final presentation format: Journal cover
  • Primary audience: Health Professionals and Bioethicists

Project Description

This piece was designed as a cover for the American Journal of Bioethics for the article ‘Beyond Consent: Building Trusting Relationships with Diverse Populations in Precision Medicine Research.’ The article stressed the importance of respecting patients and addressing concerns about group harm within diverse populations to strengthen relationships between patients and researchers. The imagery of a researcher trying to find a single fish within a whirlpool loosely represents precision medicine research, where researchers attempt to find a solution within a depth of patient data and information. The researcher, though visually separated as an outsider, is assisted by the group’s input, which represents collaboration towards a common goal as opposed to the researcher working unaided. The bright, sunny imagery is meant to elicit a feeling of positivity and hope in face of a daunting task.