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The Art of Caring: Beyond the Ebola crisis

16 Aug 2018 18:30 - 20:30

20 Cavendish Square, Marylebone, London, W1G ORN


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.

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


Our 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 with Speech-to-text reporting. There is also a hearing loop in the lecture room, and portable hearing loops are available if requested in advance.

20 Cavendish Square

20 Cavendish Square is located behind John Lewis, Oxford Street.


The nearest stations are Oxford Circus and Bond Street.


There are many buses routes that stop nearby, including the 10, 25, 55, 73, 98 and 390.

Page last updated - 05/12/2018