Do you still wear your white coat?Created by:
How many of you religiously wear your white coat? It is after all a uniform and symbol of who you are but do you really need to wear it? For Pediatricians and Psychiatrists, wearing the white coat tends to make some of their patients anxious. The white coat is also a cest pool, so to speak, as it could harbor microorganisms that you could transfer from patient to patient. At the same time it also serves a shield for your from those harmful microbes and from any bodily fluid splatters.
I still wear my white coat when inside the hospital. Patients tend to look for the coat and wonder if the person talking to them is actually a doctor and not some person who happens to walk by and pretend to be one. I do not use my white coat when serving in the community. I feel like the white coat is for the clinic or the hospital.
Below I added the link to an article further talking about this issue.
What are your thoughts about the white coat? Shall we hang them up, use them regularly or use as needed?