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

Davys, D ORCID:, 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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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: Schools > School of Health Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: British Journal of Occupational Therapy
Publisher: College of Occupational Therapists
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0308-0226
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Depositing User: Dr D Davys
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2011 13:42
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 11:05

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