"Who Cares" is a work devised by the historian Isabel Atzl who also has 10 years of experience of working in hospitals as a Nurse. The exhibition is designed to raise questions about the role of care-givers in hospitals "I want to create an awareness of this profession," says Atzl. "The title is deliberately ambiguous", she says, "Who Cares? and Who Cares - these are important questions and statements."
"Who Cares?" is a history of nursing over the last 200 years and is an interesting insight into the conditions nurses were expected to work in from 1800 through world wars and now with an array of technological advancements. Minor surgical procedures, wound dressing, medication, personal care and nutrition are all shown.
The contrast of past and present forms of nursing is evident throughout the exhibition and Atzl has been keen to demonstrate the hugely varied areas that nursing care influences: the OR, anesthesia, hygiene, case management, pediatrics, geriatrics etc.
Visitors to the exhibition can learn from stories and experiences of real nurses and their accounts of the physical and mental stresses they face daily whilst caring for patients. The exbibition is accompanied by scientific lectures whilst exhibits are located in hospital-style corridors.
The "Who Cares?" exhibition takes place at the Museum der Arbeit in Hamburg, Germany, from May 1st to September 15th, 2013.