2023
DOI: 10.31234/osf.io/9kv3g
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When patients wear backless gowns, they take on the “sick role” and become dependent’: Exploring the perspectives of healthcare professionals

Abstract: The tenets of dignity, safety and privacy are potentially challenged when patients are required to remove their own clothes and wear the hospital gown for medical procedures. The current study aimed to explore healthcare workers’ views (n = 3371) on the utility of the hospital gown and its perceived impact on patient wellbeing using a cross-sectional online survey with closed and open-ended questions. Findings suggested that the gown was often used when it was not medically necessary and that it was perceived… Show more

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