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Contemporary nurses' uniforms - history and traditions

Citation

Pearson, A and Baker, H and Walsh, K and Fitzgerald, MA, Contemporary nurses' uniforms - history and traditions, Journal of Nursing Management, 9, (3) pp. 147-152. ISSN 0966-0429 (2001) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1046/j.1365-2834.2001.00207.x

Abstract

This paper explores the literature related to the history and traditions of contemporary nurses' uniforms. It also presents the views of nurses about uniforms following the abandonment of a prescribed uniform for nurses working in a Professorial Nursing Unit in a large Hospital in Victoria. The literature dealing with the question of uniforms focuses on professionalism, status and power, infection control, identity, modesty, symbolism and occupational health and safety. The nurses who participated in the study expressed many of these themes.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords: Uniforms; Uniforms; Professional Image; Nurse Attitudes
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Nursing
Research Field:Nursing not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Health and Support Services
Objective Field:Nursing
Author:Walsh, K (Professor Kenneth Walsh)
Author:Fitzgerald, MA (Professor Mary Fitzgerald)
ID Code:64174
Year Published:2001
Deposited By:Nurse Education Unit
Deposited On:2010-07-02
Last Modified:2014-10-13
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