Professionalism, personal taste and social inclusion: does it matter what clients wear?
Davys, D, Pope, KH and Taylor, JA 2008, 'Professionalism, personal taste and social inclusion: does it matter what clients wear?' , British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 71 (4) , pp. 165-167.
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An earlier opinion piece considered the professional issues surrounding the occupational therapists dress code within the work place (Davys et al 2006). This second paper considers the role of the occupational therapist when a clients choice of clothing may conflict with social expectations and negatively impact upon social inclusion. Three hypothetical cases that reflect clinical realities are presented, which serve as 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.
|Themes:||Subjects / Themes > R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive 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.|
|Depositing User:||Dr D Davys|
|Date Deposited:||13 Apr 2011 10:23|
|Last Modified:||20 Aug 2013 17:47|
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