Masking and Ventilation during COVID-19

Negative Outcomes of Masking in Response to COVID-19 in Non-Healthcare Community-Based Settings: A Scoping Review

Project Status:Complete

Knowledge User(s)

Public Health Agency of Canada

Patient/Public Partner(s)

Caron Leid, Tayaba Khan

Project Trainee(s)

Katie Gaetz, Michael Ibekaku, Melissa Ignaczak, Jade McLaughlin, Martine Nyhof, Meghan Warmerdam

Funding Source(s)

  • Public Health Agency of Canada

Project Objectives

To determine the best-available evidence about the negative health and social outcomes of masking in response to COVID-19 in non-health care community-based settings.

Research Approach

Rapid Scoping Review

Project Lead(s)

Marilyn MacDonald

Position: Dalhousie University

Dr. Marilyn Macdonald is a Professor and Associate Director of Graduate Studies in the School of Nursing, and Director of the Joanna Briggs Centre of Excellence in the conduct of systematic reviews, Dalhousie University. She has a varied background in clinical nursing including; general surgery, cardio-vascular surgery, public-health nursing, home care, and a decade as a clinical nurse specialist. The primary focus of her research is homecare with a focus on caregivers. Dr. Macdonald is an Affiliate Scientist with the Nova Scotia Health Authority, and theme lead for Transitions in Care with the Canadian Frailty Network. Research interests are in home care, patient/caregiver safety and qualitative inquiry.

Marilyn MacDonald

Dalhousie University

Dr. Marilyn Macdonald is a Professor and Associate Director of...

Project Outputs