Face masks: a guide for nurses to reassure patients
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Face masks: a guide for nurses to reassure patients

Lesley Carter Clinical lead for professionals and practice, Age UK, Department of Health

Compulsory face coverings can pose particular challenges in nursing patients who are deaf or have dementia

Face coverings are going to be with us for quite some time and will present an additional communication hurdle now compulsory to wear face coverings in hospitals, on public transport and in places where social distancing is not always possible. This means we will all need to find new ways to communicate with each other.

Nursing Older People. 32, 4, 10-11. doi: 10.7748/nop.32.4.10.s4

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