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This is why health-care workers are pinning selfies to their scrubs (SPH)

Gail Gumprich, who works at St. Paul's Hospital, started a trend of attaching a selfie to her scrubs so patients can see her face. (Photo credit: CTV News)

VANCOUVER — Being in a hospital during the novel coronavirus pandemic can be a frightening and isolating experience with no visitors allowed and health-care workers wearing many layers of protective gear.

One speech language pathologist at St. Paul’s Hospital started a trend to help health-care workers connect with their patients, by attaching a selfie of them smiling – without their personal protective equipment – to their scrubs. 

Gail Gumprich works in the intensive care unit at the Vancouver hospital and she says the experience for patients can be a daunting one, especially because many of them have never seen her face.

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