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Caroline Shooner

Family Physician on Haida Gwaii

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Originally from Montreal, Caroline Shooner joined the Daajing Giids Queen Charlotte medical team in 2007 and has been living and practicing as a family physician on Haida Gwaii ever since. Caroline is interested in how the arts and humanities can help promote health and allow us to look more critically and meaningfully at how we practice medicine. In 2015, she completed an MSc in Medical Humanities at King’s College London. During that year, she was introduced to the field of Graphic Medicine and started creating a series of cartoons inspired by the comic side of small town medicine: The Boon Docs.  

Published Stories

Comic strip illustrations.

The Boon Docs: Halloween

About the Boon Docs: The Boon Docs is a comic about practicing medicine in a small town. It’s about raising chickens and having sheep instead of a lawnmower. It’s about being nice to your neigh...

A comic strip graphic of a man in a window talking on the phone.

The Boon Docs: Excuses

About the Boon Docs: The Boon Docs is a comic about practicing medicine in a small town. It’s about raising chickens and having sheep instead of a lawnmower. It’s about being nice to yo...