PPE and Communication

Posted June 25, 2020

Maintaining Our Humanity Through the Mask: Mindful Communication During COVID‐19
Schlögl, M., & A Jones, C. (2020). Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 68(5), E12–E13.

Working experiences of nurses during the Middle East respiratory syndrome outbreak.
Kang, H. S., Son, Y. D., Chae, S. M., & Corte, C. (2018). International journal of nursing practice, 24(5), e12664. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7165521/

PPE Portraits-a Way to Humanize Personal Protective Equipment.
Brown-Johnson, C., Vilendrer, S., Heffernan, M. B., Winter, S., Khong, T., Reidy, J., & Asch, S. M. (2020). Journal of general internal medicine, 1–3. Advance online publication. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7224350/

UK doctor invents digital flashcards to help Covid-19 patients understand staff
The Guardian, April 25 2020

Using Makaton to communicate when wearing PPE
BBC News, May 20 2020-06-24
*please note: Makaton signs are derived from the official sign language of the country in which it’s being used. This video shows Makaton using signs from British sign language.


Read my lips: the downside of PPE (and how you can improve communication)
Dr Helen Grote, Royal College of Physicians News, May 14 2020


The Person Behind the Mask Communicating with Clients Living with Dementia in Long Term Care While Protecting Ourselves
Alzheimer Society Peel, Mississauga Halton Behavourial Supports Ontario, 2020

The Face Mask How a Real Protection becomes a Psychological Symbol during Covid-19?
Goh, Y., Tan, B. Y., Bhartendu, C., Ong, J. J., & Sharma, V. K. (2020). Brain, Behavior, and Immunity. June 8 2020.