How nurses'attire affects elderly psychiatric patients' ability to recognise them


Nurses have worn uniforms for over 100 years. However, over the past two decades there has been a major shift in policy in relation to the attire of psychiatric nurses. Rowden (1983) reported great variations in practice and atti tudes towards wearing uniforms by psychiatric nurses. Nightingale (1983) suggested that uni forms were authoritarian, sexist and… (More)


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