Psychiatrists and their patients: views on forms of dress and address.

  title={Psychiatrists and their patients: views on forms of dress and address.},
  author={Jon Gledhill and James P Warner and Michael King},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
BACKGROUND Dress styles and forms of address vary among psychiatrists. METHOD A semi-structured interview was administered to a sample of psychiatric in-patients, and a questionnaire was sent to junior and consultant psychiatrists, to identify preferences for dress styles and terms of address. RESULTS Forty-nine (71%) of the in-patient sample participated. A preference was found for smart attire and white coats. Of the 69 (80%) doctors returning questionnaires, the majority supported smart… CONTINUE READING

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