Ditch that white coat

Kerr, Cathel
April 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;4/22/2008, Vol. 178 Issue 9, p1127
Academic Journal
The article highlights the hospital clothing guidelines in Great Britain. According to the author, the new rules obligate doctors to adopt a "bare below the elbows" dress code which is short sleeves, no wrist watch and avoidance of neckties when carrying out clinical activity. He added that the new clothing guidance has been supported by most of the doctors to reduce the scourge of hospital-acquired infection as stated by Jonathan Fielden, Chairman of the British Medical Association Consultants Committee. However, some medical personnel believe that the dictum has crossed a line, emphasizing that the policy is a public relations exercise which is not based on science.


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