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Intensive

Current Affairs, Non-Fiction

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Ricardo Lange, an intensive care nurse, loves his job – but he also suffers with it. So much so, that he decides to go public, using Facebook to vent his anger at the failings in the healthcare system. He becomes famous throughout Germany when, invited to the Federal Press Conference by the Health Minister, he gives an account of everyday hospital life: of the catastrophic working conditions, the permanent physical and emotional overexertion, and the very strong feeling that politicians are not really interested in those facts. He touches on plenty of sore points, wonders what steps need to be taken and by whom, and looks for workable, constructive solutions, ultimately believing that “we have to keep the positive lessons and discard the negative effects of this crisis”.  

  • A stirring, powerful, empathic account full of passion and fighting spirit  
  • 'Ricardo Lange is just a really strong guy – in every respect. He has broadened my mind.' Mai Thi Nguyen-Kim
Jan Mohnhaupt
Ricardo Lange

Ricardo Lange, born in 1981, grew up in Berlin-Hellersdorf, trained in martial arts and bodybuilding, and after a range of jobs he found eventually his calling: today, he works as an intensive care nurse in various Berlin hospitals.

Intensive

Who cares?

Ricardo Lange, an intensive care nurse, loves his job – but he also suffers with it. So much so, that he decides to go public, using Facebook to vent his anger at the failings in the healthcare system. He becomes famous throughout Germany when, invited to the Federal Press Conference by the Health Minister, he gives an account of everyday hospital life: of the catastrophic working conditions, the permanent physical and emotional overexertion, and the very strong feeling that politicians are not really interested in those facts. He touches on plenty of sore points, wonders what steps need to be taken and by whom, and looks for workable, constructive solutions, ultimately believing that “we have to keep the positive lessons and discard the negative effects of this crisis”.  

  • A stirring, powerful, empathic account full of passion and fighting spirit  
  • 'Ricardo Lange is just a really strong guy – in every respect. He has broadened my mind.' Mai Thi Nguyen-Kim
Bibliographic Data
192 pages, ISBN: 978-3-423-26329-0
First published 2022