Diverse Images and Audiovisuals for Educating Health Professionals

Diverse images and audiovisuals guide


Diversity at OHSU includes age, culture, disability, ethnicity, gender, national origin, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, diversity of thought, ideas and more. However, photographs and other audiovisuals used for teaching health professions students often use young adult or middle age, white skin, cisgender men as the default.

This LibGuide is designed to provide educators with open access and no-cost (to OHSU members) sites they can use to Increase the diversity of the audiovisuals they use in teaching. Some of the sites do provide additional guidelines for use.

This LibGuide is a work in progress. If you have appropriate sites to share, please email them to Pam Pierce, piercepa@ohsu.edu.

Gender, Gender Expression, Sexual Orientation

The Gender Spectrum Collection (Photo library)


Stanford Medicine Newborn Nursery (Photo gallery of normal and abnormal findings)

Clinical Signs in Skin of Color

Various Clinical Conditions

OHSU Educational Use Photo Diversity Repository (Photos focusing on dermatology)

Black and Brown Skin website (Photo gallery of clinical signs)

Brownskin.net (Photos focusing on dermatology, including melasma and postinflammatory hyperpigmentation)

Brown Skin Matters (Crowdsourced photos focusing on dermatology)


Checking for Jaundice (Video assessing infants with jaundice of varying degrees of severity)

Respiratory Patterns in Various Disease Conditions

Accessory Muscle Use

Using Accessory Muscles of Respiration (Video of adult with COPD)

Cheyne-Stokes Breathing

Cheyne-Stokes Respiration IVideo of adult)

Kussmaul Breathing

Kussmaul Breathing in Diabetic Ketoacidosis (Video of 5-year-old boy)

Kussmaul Breathing Pattern (Video of 10-year-old boy with diabetic ketoacidosis)

Respiratory Distress

Respiratory Distress Signs (Video of infant)

Respiratory Distress Signs in Pediatrics (Video of three children, various ages, two with bronchopneumonia, one with heart disease)

Recognizing Respiratory Distress (Video focusing on infants)


Other Photo Galleries

Public Health Image Library (Photo library from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

American Indian Health & Services (Photo gallery)

MyBodyGallery (Photo gallery focused on body size and shape)

UC San Diego MedPics (Photo gallery of clinical conditions)