Recognising how conditions present on darker skin: is nurse training colour-blind?
Darker skin tones are often not included in clinical resources – including for COVID-19
Darker skin tones are often not included in clinical resources – including for COVID-19 – and this can have disastrous effects on outcomes
- With black and minority ethnic people being more severely affected by COVID-19, the lack of representation of darker skin in studies of symptoms could have serious consequences for outcomes
- There is a recognised lack of training and clinical information on how to diagnose and treat other conditions in darker skin, and some nurses report they have learned from experience
- Tips on how to assess darker skin, plus the resources available that cover all skin types
A letter published earlier this year in the
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