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Talk The Art of Caring: Beyond the Ebola crisis

The Art of Caring: Beyond the Ebola crisis

Mary Beth Heffernan, Personal Protective Equipment (photo: Mark Campos)

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Genre: Event with live subtitles


The impact epidemics have continues well beyond the crisis itself: social, psychological and political.

Here, we look at two interventions into Ebola. Artist Mary Beth Heffernan talks about the psychosocial benefits of her project to humanise the personal protective equipment (PPE) worn by health care workers during the outbreak. Gillian McKay, who co-ordinated a public health intervention in Sierra Leone in 2014/15, is now researching the impact the outbreak had on family planning services, and how “no-touch” and PPE policies altered the patient-provider relationship.


The venue is fully wheelchair accessible. We can offer large print copies of presentations if requested at least a week before the event. Assistance dogs are welcome.

This event will be live subtitled. There is also a hearing loop in the lecture room, and portable hearing loops are available if requested in advance.

Event details

Thu 16 Aug 2018, 5:30pm

Live subtitling by Stagetext

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Venue details

Royal College of Nursing
20 Cavendish Square

Phone: 0345 3373368

Website: Royal College of Nursing

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