Ways of seeing: healthcare edition

In his book Ways of Seeing, John Berger uses the medium of pictorial essays to make the reader think. Similarly, this post contains only images but is intended to raise questions and stimulate reflection as much as any of my other posts.


Learning objectives

1. Consider what questions arise from viewing the images below

2. Reflect on how the images make you feel

3. Think about how other people see healthcare workers


Note: I have uploaded the images without information adjacent to them to avoid distraction, although I have included links to the source material in the further resources section at the end.

blood pressure

dummy

The Doctor exhibited 1891 by Sir Luke Fildes 1843-1927

war medic

doctor carrot

Doctor Schnabel of Rome

A doctor examining a sick immigrant

Iron lung

robot

Couple consults with doctor

woman doctor

money

talking


Further resources

Patient having his blood pressure read by a public health practitioner
http://www.publicdomainfiles.com/show_file.php?id=13392927611071

Training dummy
https://pxhere.com/en/photo/814452

The Doctor by Luke Fields
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Doctor_(painting)#/media/File:The_Doctor_Luke_Fildes_crop.jpg

US military doctors assist the seriously injured German soldier in Normandy
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Blesse-p011438.jpg

Doctor Carrot
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Doctor_Carrot_-_the_Children%27s_Best_Friend_Art.IWMPST8105.jpg

Doctor Schnabel of Rome
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Paul_F%C3%BCrst,_Der_Doctor_Schnabel_von_Rom_(coloured_version).png

A doctor examining a sick immigrant
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:A_DOCTOR_EXAMINING_A_SICK_IMMIGRANT_ON_BOARD_THE_%22FRANKONIA%22_BEFORE_DISEMBARKATION_AT_THE_HAIFA_PORT._%D7%90%D7%95%D7%A0%D7%99%D7%99%D7%AA_%D7%94%D7%9E%D7%A2%D7%A4%D7%99%D7%9C%D7%99%D7%9D_%22%D7%A4%D7%A8%D7%A0%D7%A7%D7%95%D7%A0%D7%99%D7%94%22_%D7%A9%D7%91%D7%94_%D7%9C%D7%A0%D7%9E%D7%9C_%D7%97%D7%99%D7%A4%D7%94,_%D7%9C%D7%90%D7%97%D7%A8_%D7%A9D820-076.jpg

Iron lung
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_history_of_viruses#/media/File:Poumon_artificiel.jpg

Pharmacy robot by nurse station
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Pyxis_Pharmacy_Robot_by_Nurse_Station.JPG

Couple consults with doctor
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Couple_consults_with_doctor.jpg

Cover of Woman Doctor by Sloane Britain
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cover_of_Woman_Doctor_by_Sloane_Britain_-_1962.jpg

Doctor holding money
https://www.publicdomainpictures.net/en/view-image.php?image=198169&picture=doctor-holding-money

Doctor talking with a patient
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Doctor_talking_with_a_patient.jpg

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