There is a huge and necessary barrier between COVID-19 patients and their caregivers - Personal Protective Equipment - PPE
The mask, face shield, gown and gloves are completely necessary to protect the caregiver and the other patients on the ward AND they block a powerful component of a therapeutic relationship ... seeing the faces of your care team.
No smiles, frowns, looks of empathy or concern except what words and the corners of the eyes can convey ... and that is if the light is not reflecting off your visor at the time.
What can be done to humanize this life saving connection between caregiver and patient?
Here are two things:
- The PPE Project
- The Selfie Mask Generator