Artist Creates Quick Fix That Humanizes Ebola Aid Workers Inside Their Intimidating Suits
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
An artist is revealing to Ebola patients the human beings behind the protective masks.
Mary Beth Heffernan, a professor at Occidental College in Los Angeles, California, recently returned from a trip to Liberia, where she had been implementing the PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) Portrait Project, according to the school's website. The artist photographed the faces of more than 100 Ebola healthcare workers, and taped the photos to the front of their protective suits in an effort to make them appear less intimidating to patients, she told The Huffington Post in an email.
Ruth Johnson, RN, Melissa Kemokai, RN, and Lawrence Mulbeh, Hygienist, and, at the ELWA 2 Ebola treatment center.
The simple idea seems to already have had an effect.
"The response from patients has been unequivocally positive," Heffernan told HuffPost. "Every patient polled expressed deep appreciation for the labels, with comments like, 'I like that I can see who is taking care of me,' [and] 'I had n
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