I've heard the opposite. Mainly bc the kids think they are going to get vaccinations. So they associate vaccinations with white coats.They did research showing that the white coat garners patient trust. This is especially pronounced in the pediatric population, where children much prefer that their doctors wear white coats.
I've heard the opposite as well. Honestly I think he intentionally posts wrong information to get responses out of people.I've heard the opposite. Mainly bc the kids think they are going to get vaccinations. So they associate vaccinations with white coats.
I've heard this anecdotally for peds in the context of gaining the parents' trust. He might have misread an abstract or something.I've heard the opposite as well. Honestly I think he intentionally posts wrong information to get responses out of people.
edit: for pediatrics specifically
I don't know how applicable a Nigerian social study is going to be to American demographics..Look at this paper showing patient preference for white coats among pediatricans:
The conclusion is that both the children and the parents preferred their doctor wear the white coat.
I was just at a hospital where the docs there wear light blue coats. So much easier to distinguish them from the hoards of white coat wearers. I'm 99% sure I saw a chaplain wearing one the other day.....There are more papers if you guys are interested in reading about the importance of wearing the white coat. Please wear a white coat.
Probably bc Psychiatry requires trust. No one likes thinking they might be committed.In regards to patient preference, depends on the specialty. I've heard the "internists come off more professional in white coats" thing. However, I've also read that patients, aggregated, prefer a psychiatrist without the white coat.
Psychology can be a funny thing.
I rarely wear my white coat. Either dress clothes(dress shirt, polo or zipper sweater + dress pants) or scrubs.Is it possible to never have to wear your white coat in the hospital but only for certain occasions such as meetings or conventions?
I hate wearing my white coat during hospital rotations.
Dress codes are completely an institutional thing, not an "all doctors" thing. Generally, the further east you go the more formal it is.White coats aren't "mandatory" per say... But they're something you should wear. If you don't wear it because you're coming into a hospital or had to go to an emergency, that's fine. However, as a medical student or intern, it can come across as arrogant or lazy. Arrogant because you feel like you're better than the rules. Lazy because you couldn't do the one thing you should do. I'm not talking about one time ordeals, either.
I don't have a problem with it. My problem is certain hospitals condemning you if you don't wear a tie 100%. I like wearing them and I almost always do, but I get livid when I forget to wear a tie one day and an attending has to remind me of it. Like, Jesus ******* christ, I know I forgot it. I already feel bad. Don't lecture me.
But he still did.