“Health for All” Photography Viewing by School of Nursing Students

Ebling’s current exhibit, “Health for All: Images of Caring from Around the World” is a collection of photographs from UW’s health care students, practitioners, and veterinarians who have provided care or public health instruction throughout the world. Photographers were asked to provide a description with the photographs, so collectively the images provide a compelling narrative about the people and places that need instruction, prevention and care in the countries represented; Haiti, Ethiopia, Uganda, Vietnam, Cuba, Sub-Saharan East Africa, Pakistan, Belize, Ecuador, Kenya, and KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Here is a list of the photographers who contributed to this vibrant display.

The exhibit has been part of an assignment in N322: Community Health Nursing. The exhibit provides a unique way for nursing students to apply community health nursing concepts in global settings and to learn more about global health. Nursing is the largest health profession in the world, so, according to Professor Karen Solheim, learning more about global public health is very important [to today’s students]. One of Professor Solheim’s student’s, Heidi Luft

Heidi doing Assignment for SON 448
Heidi doing Assignment for SON 322

is pictured here, she and others have been moved by the images and the work being done by her fellow students and faculty and staff at UW. She is looking at photographs taken by Pete Rankin, RN who has chronicled UW’s Ethiopian Project.

“Health for All” has been extended until December 31st, 2010 in Ebling’s 3rd floor Galleries. Contact Micaela Sullivan-Fowler, msullivan@library.wisc.edu for further information.