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Professionalism, prejudice and personal taste: does it matter what we wear?

Davys, D, Pope, K and Taylor, J 2006, 'Professionalism, prejudice and personal taste: does it matter what we wear?' , British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 69 (7) , 339 -341.

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      Abstract

      An earlier opinion piece considered the professional issues surrounding the occupational therapist’s dress code within the work place (Davys et al, 2006). This second paper considers the role of the occupational therapist when a client choice of clothing may conflict with social expectations and negatively impact upon social inclusion. Three practice based scenarios are presented, which serve as the prompts for reflection upon informed choice, professional responsibilities and the therapeutic relationship. This paper concludes that there needs to be debate about the conflict between each of these areas and the concept of social inclusion.

      Item Type: Article
      Themes: Subjects / Themes > R Medicine
      Health and Wellbeing
      Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care
      Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Health Sciences
      Journal or Publication Title: British Journal of Occupational Therapy
      Publisher: College of Occupational Therapists Ltd.
      Refereed: Yes
      ISSN: 0308-0226
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      Depositing User: Dr D Davys
      Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2011 14:42
      Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 17:47
      URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/13094

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