And yet, we are not willing to eliminate white coats
Ironically, critics of white coats
cite a possible association between physicians' attire and increased health care-related infections.
This white coat
effect can also make a person's high blood pressure appear worse than it is.
Rupp, who is a past president of SHEA, said that however, it is unknown whether white coats
and neck ties play any real role in transmission of infection.
On the occasion the first year students were also presented white coats
by the faculty members of the college so as to instil in them the relevance of BDS program itself.
Among the 41 students who received their white coats
and stethoscope during the ceremony held at Hamad Bin Khalifa University's (HBKU) Student Centre, nine were Qatari nationals.
Summary: the Lebanese American University handed white coats
over to 38 medical students Tuesday at the University Medical Center Rizk Hospital, in a traditional ceremony marking their entrance into clinical practice.
This most recent action was organised by Ultras White Coats
and Doctors Without Rights.
After receiving their white coats
, the students took an oath of commitment to the osteopathic profession.
Parents are more comfortable with traditional styles of appearance such as white coats
, formal suits and shirts/ tie as it gives an air of professionalism encouraging trust and confidence [Nair et al.
In addition, 90% of respondents reported wearing their white coats
daily or most days of the week, yet 62% said that they wait 2 weeks or longer to launder them.
Long-sleeved white coats
are banned because the cuffs pick up infection and make hand-washing harder.