Do you have the skills to communicate with patients who are deaf?
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Do you have the skills to communicate with patients who are deaf?

Rebecca Lennox Second-year adult nursing student, Liverpool John Moores University
Robyn Mills Mental Health Nurse, Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

Why all nursing students should learn basic British Sign Language

Communicating clearly with patients is integral to the delivery of safe and effective nursing care, and the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Code states that reasonable steps must be taken to meet people’s language and communication needs.

Nursing Standard. 36, 1, 25-27. doi: 10.7748/ns.36.1.25.s13

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