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Contemporary nurses' uniforms - history and traditions


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


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:Health Sciences
Research Group:Nursing
Research Field:Nursing not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Provision of health and support services
Objective Field:Nursing
UTAS Author:Walsh, K (Professor Kenneth Walsh)
UTAS 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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