PPE portraits help health care workers cope amid COVID-19 pandemic

Personal protective equipment can cause feelings of isolation and fear. However, PPE portraits — postcard-sized self-portraits of doctors affixed to their protective clothing — can help physicians connect with patients, researchers wrote.Shawna Steadman, MS, RN, ACNP, a nurse practitioner and associate professor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Graduate School of Nursing, told Healio Primary Care that the portraits were initially used “to combat patients’ isolation and fear when seeing clinicians in PPE that resembled alien suits” during theRead More

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