Professionalism, personal taste and social inclusion : does it matter what clients wear?

Davys, D ORCID:, 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.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive 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
Depositing User: Dr D Davys
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2011 09:23
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 11:05

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