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Informative Article | Medicine and Dentistry | India | Volume 7 Issue 3, March 2018
"The Clothes Doth OFT Proclaim the Man" - What is there in Wearing a White Coat?
Dinesh Kumar.V, Magi Murugan, Rema Devi
White coats play a pivotal role in doctor-patient relationship. Some wsetern institutes conduct ceremonies as a rite of passage for students entering medical school. Through these ceremonies, incoming medical students are supposed to become aware of the responsibility associated with being a physician such as upholding scientific excellence and delivering compassionate care for patients. This article aims at documenting the internal concepts of medical students when they wore the white coat for the first time after entering a medical college. Rediscovering the white coat as a symbol of professionalism might implicitly fosters a sense of entitlement which indirectly helps in professional identity formation of the to-be physicians.
Keywords: White coat, symbolism, bioethics, professionalism
Edition: Volume 7 Issue 3, March 2018
Pages: 1553 - 1554
How to Cite this Article?
Dinesh Kumar.V, Magi Murugan, Rema Devi, ""The Clothes Doth OFT Proclaim the Man" - What is there in Wearing a White Coat?", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/search_index_results_paperid.php?id=ART20181030, Volume 7 Issue 3, March 2018, 1553 - 1554
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